Invictus

For all those that did not see Invictus, I recommend it.  It shows what happened in the first year of Nelson Mandela’s presidency and it also presents a part of his past while he was imprisoned and how he managed to keep his mind and his strength in such tough conditions.

I saw it exactly when I was in a bad moment, a friend of mine told me that I have to see it exactly then, and she was right….it’s an inspiring movie!

And just as a remember of the nice movie moments, I let you enjoy  the full poem mentioned in the movie.

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 straight the gate,

How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

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