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Posted 3/7/2012 7:07:27 PM
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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.

Invictus, by William Ernest Henley


I didn't write it (although I did once write a poem about milkshakes...), but how powerful is that? I completely believe that human will is the most potent force in the universe.
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Posted 3/8/2012 12:23:50 PM
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Actually my favorite poem of all time.

-CM
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