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Tara Simms
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Ok, who wrote the poem that has the line "I am the captain of my soul" and what's the name of it?

I think they may have quoted it in the movie "Dead Poet's Society". It has to be the single best line in a poem. It's driving me nuts that I can't remember!

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by William Ernest Henley

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.
Tara Simms
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Thank you, Ron, you are the best!

That has to be the best poem ever, it gives me chills!
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