So here goes:
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
About the movie : Its a yet another scintillating performance by one of the biggest names in Hollywood when it comes to “real acting”. And the storyline being real it was even tougher for him to live up to the expectations…but you know what he has dazzled. The best part was how he ingrained all the personality traits of the great Madiba and executed them with a flair characteristic of Freeman…In other words the movie was brilliant and heart-touching. Its a must watch!
And now the poem: Do you really think I have to write anything about it?? The poem speaks for itself!