hello, can you help me find a nice piece for our declamation?

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    yedahposted 8 years ago

    hello, can you help me find a nice piece for our declamation?

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    Dominique Tengposted 7 years ago

    I do not know your personal taste or the occasion, but here is one of my favorite poems. It is called "Invictus" and it kept Nelson Mandela sane and motivated for 30 years during his incarceration on Robben Island. And I hope it is not too late. I just discovered your question...

    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.
    *
    By William Ernest Henley

 
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