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.

-“Invictus” by William Henley

This just so happens to be a verse of a poem that I repeat to myself daily. I know it cheesy and overused but I love it. I have always said that if I were ever to go completely crazy you would find me in a corner repeating the entire “Invictus” poem to myself. So I thought I would share with you my favorite verse. It is actually kind of silly because in my room there are about three different versions of it. It is what gives me strength and the power to go on in difficult situations. Funny thing about this poem is that I would never have known about it had I not been obsessed with One Tree Hill back in high school. I remember when I first heard a line from it and loved looking up all the quotes I heard from that show. If you have ever seen it, you know that Lucas was just “oh so deep”. A few of my favorite quotes actually came from that show.

Inspiration #1 – Invictus

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