Interesting Poetry – Invictus

For today’s non-fanfiction post, I decided I’d start a new series focused on sharing the poems, limericks, and other forms of verse which I’ve enjoyed over the years. Just a little gift for all those people who share my dislike of searching for good stuff, but still like it when we run across it.

For those poems which are too long to quote in full, I will quote only my favorite portion, replacing the rest with […] markers. Now, on with Today’s choice:


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, William Ernest Henley

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