Monday Mornings

Nelson Mandela read the poem "Invictus" while he was in prison. The poem is a meaningful reminder of starting my new year as the "master of my fate, the captain of my soul."

Nelson Mandela read the poem “Invictus” while he was in prison. The poem is a meaningful reminder¬†of starting¬†my new year as the “master of my fate, the captain of my soul.”

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.

Happy first Monday of 2016!

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