Invictus- By William Ernest Henley
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"Invictus" is the poem that Tim chose as his final statement for his execution
He apparently found it to be symbolic of his personal feelings towards the events of the last years of his life, for he said nothing else...he did not even read the verses himself at the execution. He let the form of it that he handwrote speak for itself....

Tim's Handwritten Copy
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as a 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.