My Savior..

During the lowest points of my life when I was badly into depression, I remember reading this poem by William Ernest Henley. He wrote this poem in the hospital where he was being treated for tuberculosis. He was very young at that time and his foot had been amputated shortly before he wrote this. The fact that he never gave up on life and kept fighting with all his might truly inspired me. This poem was what made me want to get over my insecurities and pull myself  out of my depression. So I wanted to share it with you guys hoping it will help people who are going through the same phase that I did. 🙂


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



8 comments on “My Savior..

  1. Great post. Keep up the good job.

  2. tearmatt says:

    Oh my goodness, what a poem and what a story! This speaks to my soul, so beautiful.. thank you sharing 🙂

  3. Diary Girl says:

    One of the best poems I have ever read.

  4. ssrijana says:

    This is one of my fav poem.

  5. Yes, mine too 🙂 What I really like is the inspiration behind the poem. The fact that Henley didn’t lose hope and fought death with all that he had is really inspiring 🙂

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