sexta-feira, 6 de dezembro de 2013

INVICTUS - A tribute to Nelson Mandela


By William Earnest 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 bludgeoning 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.
Note: "Invictus" is a Latin word for undefeated. The poem “Invictus” inspired Nelson Mandela during the 27 years he spent in prison. Madiba recited the poem to the other inmates, and was empowered by its message of self-mastery.
Rest In Peace, Sir! 

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