A while back I watched a film called Invictus. A story based on a book called ‘playing the Enemy’ by John Carlin. This movie tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela (played by Morgan Freeman) joined forces with the Captain of South Africa’s rugby team.

Nelson Mandela wrote a poem, called Invictus, that kept him going during his difficult time while he was held in prison.
I thought it is a very appropriate poem especially at this time!
I hope it gives you inspiration.

This is the poem,


Out od the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole, 
I thank whatever gods may be,
from 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.

Nelson Mandela

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