Invictus

Poem

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.

Main idea

Having the strength, courage, determination to stand strong. Through the darkest of times, the toughest circumstances, or through the horrors of your mind, it does not matter for you are in control of your own fate. It's not what you survive but how you go about surviving it.

Why I chose this poem

This poem is very closely related to one of my favorite games of all time. The game is critically acclaimed as one of the most challenging games ever made, and overall the game has a very depressing and dark tone. With you being one of the few with faith in the world, and as you go about your journey, you start to realize you're not exactly the good guy. In fact the entire game revolves around people who wanted to do good, but ultimately made the world worse.
Honor for all - Jon Licht and Daniel Licht

Honor For All - Jon Licht and Daniel Licht

Oh well,

Honor for all,
Of the big and the small,
Well the taller they stand,
Well the harder they fall,
We live for today,
But we die for the next,
With blood in our veins,
And the air in our chest,
So we step into war,
With our hearts on the line,
The dirt on our boots,
That is free over time,

The music it fades,
The violin slows,
The darkness it rises,
As the sun goes,

Love is a distant aroma at best,
A withering smile that's stuck deep within your vest,
At night air it wraps its fingers around,
Your body it shakes from the now distant sound,
Of the sound of her voice,
A sweet symphony,
Played over and over Until' you are free,

The music it fades,
The violin slows,
Darkness it rises,
As the sun goes,

Can you feel the new day rising,
Climbing up the
East horizon,
They can't hold us,
Now we'll fight through,
These hands,
Everyone will start new,

Well we shall not stumble,
No we shall not fall,
We shall not crumble,
No we shall stand tall,
With death it will come as sore as the night,
But we will not run,
No we live but to fight,
With blood on our hands and dirt on our knee's,
We'll tear at the ones who brought the disease,

The music it fades,
The violin slows,
The darkness it rises,
As the sun goes,

Can you feel the,
New day rising,
Climbing up the,
East horizon,
They can't hold us,
Now we'll fight through,
Each and everyone will start new.

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Connection from the song to the poem

The common theme between the song and the poem is strength or courage. They both contain the struggle to fight and push through, the song being the beginning of the fight and the poem comes from a more "a look back at" standpoint. The poem looks back on that fight, thanking god for his will, and unconquerable soul. The song goes on about a new day rising, saying they can't hold us, and now we'll fight through.
Dark Souls 2: Intro Game Cutscene

Original Poem

Grab the soul before you and take it

Forge it into something great

Keep away those who want to break it

And keep you away from fate


The path the leads you

Has lead a thousand others

Remaining yet, are only few

Band together, with thy brothers

And seek great souls like no other