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Dose of Inspiration: I Am The Captain Of My Soul


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

I hope you enjoyed the poem I just shared with you, and I suggest that you let the last few lines marinate through your soul. These empowering verses encapsulates what it really means to own your power, and is a great way to kick off the launch of Blissed Out Belle.

This dose inspiration is one of the many poems and quotes I will be sharing with you. Here at we’re open to posting some of your written poems as well. If your interested in submitting your poem to be featured on our Dose of Inspiration Tuesdays, you can email me through the contact form.


Shawna Kaye

Kaye is a Lifestyle Coach & Empowerment Passionista, and the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Blissed Out Belle™. Connect with her on Facebook here, and follow her on Twitter @IAmShawnaKaye .

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