This is one of my favorite poems of all time. I first heard it recited by Morgan Freeman in the movie Invictus directed by Clint Eastwood. I got goose bumps on my arms when I heard it, it resonated deep within my soul. Invictus is Latin and means “unconquered”.
The poem was written in 1875 by William Ernest Henley, it is just as important today as it ever was. This poem is supposed to be one of the motivations for Nelson Mandela being able to survive his long imprisonment during the apartheid in South Africa.