Words To Live By #8 ‘Invictus’


Quaerite Et Invenietis “Seek and you will find”


“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”


I’d like to include the poem ‘Invictus’ by late Victorian era poet William Ernest Henley. Invictus is Latin for ‘unconquered’. The poems speaker is demonstrating their unconquerable nature by proclaiming their strength in the face of adversity.

I believe we all have some level of adversity in our lives, so we can all look to these words for courage and inspiration



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.”


May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Kelly Curtis







7 comments on “Words To Live By #8 ‘Invictus’

  1. Thank you for sharing the beautiful poem Bless you.

  2. One thing that I have learned on my journey with the Lord is that He doesn’t want His children to be so comfortable that they don’t need Him. I am aware that I need Him every minute of every day the longer I walk with Him-and that’s a good thing. In once sense I am the captain of my soul and in another sense I am not; as He is called; “The Captain of my Salvation!” and thank God for that because I have learned not to trust my own soul; my “thinker” as some call it as it houses my feelings and emotions. I cannot trust those….but I am learning to trust the One who made me and knows what I need at all times. My mind needs constant renewal in His word so that I can walk circumspectly before Him and in the forgiveness He gives me when I miss it. He is a good God and thank you for sharing the poem.

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