..sonnet 116..

let me not to the marriage of true minds
admit impediments. love is not love
which alters when it alteration finds,
or bends with the remover to remove:

o no! it is an ever-fixed mark
that looks on tempests and is never shaken;
it is the star to every wandering bark,
whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.

love's not time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks,
within his bending sickle's compass come:
love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
but bear it out even to the edge of doom.

if this be error and upon me be proved,
i never writ, nor no man ever loved.

-william shakespeare

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


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 straight the gate,
how charged with punishments the scroll,
i am the master of my fate;
i am the captain of my soul.

obviously, i don't write this poem. it is from william earnest henley.
this poem inspires me in some ways only i understand.
this poem was recited by lucas scott in one of the episode of one tree hill, it is meaningful to the heart that gets what it's trying to say, so, if you are not getting it, dig deeper, it's there somewhere..

i am the master of my fate,
i am the captain of my soul,
i am invictus!!

god bless!!
-guidance, over and out