May 20, 2021

Morgan Freeman Reading “Invictus” is everything your Exhausted, Aching Heart Needs.

Poetry and Morgan Freeman?!

Does it get any better than this? (The answer is no.)

Whenever I’m feeling all the feels, I typically wander off into the land of YouTube to watch young kids with angelic voices singing (so I can feel even more sad and happy and untalented, and also have an “excuse” to cry).

But, as I’m sure you all know from your own experience, sometimes I go even deeper down the rabbit hole of the internet and find gems like this.

I’ve always loved Morgan Freeman. I’m not sure how to describe it, but he feels…familiar. Like the cool uncle everyone wants in their life.

And this poem? Man, I’ve been waiting to find the right font to get it tattooed on me for many years.

If you read my last piece, you know I’m not feeling quite as “unconquerable” as the poem states. Maybe you’re feeling this way too.

If so, hopefully, these words and this video will bring some peace to your exhausted, aching heart (as they did for me).


“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.” ~ William Ernest Henley

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