Invictus, The Inspirational Poem For Those Who Suffer
The inspiring and motivational poem “Invictus” written by William Earnest Henley is a poem for the ages. It is so ably applicable to anyone who suffers indignity, injustice, invisible illness or pain.
When we are suffering inside from any type of illness that is not obviously apparent we suffer alone and usually in silence. Let this verse inspire you and help you realize that through our God we can have an unconquerable soul that through the grace of God we are indeed the captain of our fate and the captain of our soul. It matters not what others think it only matters that our God blesses us with an unconquerable soul and blesses us with the strength to be the captain of out destiny.
I dedicate this poem to all my fibro friends and all those who suffer Fibromyalgia and other invisible illnesses.
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.
In spite of the fibro that covers me which is as despairing and black as a pit. I thank my God! For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance, I have winched and I have cried out loud, but I have not given up. My head is bloodied from the circumstance of my illness that I didn’t ask for, but for which I suffer. Beyond this pain and burden are more wrath and ache.
But in spite my suffering through all the years to follow they shall find me unafraid. It matters not the pain or angst or how powerful the fear, because I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.
What speaks to me from this poem are three lines in particular: 1. For my unconquerable soul, 2. I am the master of my fate, and 3. I am the captain of my soul. What part of this poem speaks to you. Is this an encouraging poem to you?
By Troy Wagstaff
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