I fell in love with this very inspiring poem after watching the movie – Invictus (Morgan Freeman). So here’s the poem and a Rare Video from the UBS TV-Commercial Series “Poems 1997″, which has been broadcasted on CNN. Original footage has been provided as VHS video by the advertising agency on behalf of UBS. Copyright by UBS.
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.
William Ernest Henley
Video Credit – UBS TV-Commercial Series “Poems 1997″, broadcasted on CNN. Original footage has been provided as VHS video by the advertising agency on behalf of UBS. Copyright by UBS.