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I N V I C T U S

Sun Dec 8, 2013, 9:41 PM


Invictus

by William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.


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"Invictus" (Unconquered, Undefeated) by William Ernest Henly is a short Victorian poem published in 1875 in a book called Book of Verses and was one that was of deep inspiration to Nelson Mandela (July 18, 1918 - December 5, 2013).



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:icon13-septembre:
Khuram, it is a great tribute to a great man! :clap: 

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MARX77 Dec 13, 2013   Photographer
Thanks Eric! :D
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MARX77 Dec 13, 2013   Photographer
No, I insist, thank you! =P
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:icon13-septembre:
well, okay, i am "victus" but that's only because it's you! =P
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MARX77 Dec 13, 2013   Photographer
Yay! 
But then, why do I get this grim unsettling feeling that it is I who just got "victused"? :lmao:
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:icon13-septembre:
:lol: come on Sir, "victusery"Cheerleader  is our  Cheers 
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:iconjacac:
w o w ! w h a t . a . g r e a t . c h o i c e . o f . p h o t o s !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
e v e r y . o n e . i s . a . f a n t a s t i c . m o m e n t . a n d . s t o r y
c o n g r a t u l a t i o n s . t o . a l l
:clap:
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MARX77 Dec 13, 2013   Photographer
Wow!! Thank you very much, my friend!!
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:iconjacac:
y o u . a n d . t h e y . d e s e r v e d . :w00t:
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