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Poem in the Movie Invictus

Background Wikisourcehas original text related to this article:InvictusAt the age of 12, Henley became a victim oftuberculosisof the bone. A few years later the disease progressed to his foot, and physicians announced that the only way to save his life was toamputatedirectly below the knee. In 1867 he would successfully pass theOxfordlocal examination as a senior student. In 1875 he wrote the "Invictus" poem from a hospital bed. Despite his disability, he survived with one foot intact and led an active life until the age of 53.Text 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 fate
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

At What Point?

At what point do you leaveAnd say "Enough is enough!" Without it seeming like abandonment Or like you're going in a huff?
I wish I knew the answer Of why I need to go But time has changed me And God has sent out His beckoning call Toward something that In the long run Is better for us all

2009 Reads

1. Silas Marner by George Eliot
2. River of Doubt:Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
3. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
4. "Civil Disobedience" by Thoreau
5. Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington
6. A History of US: Liberty for All?
7. "A Good Man is Hard to Find"
8. Papa's Wife
9. Job
10. Song of Solomon
11. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
12. Reflections on the Life of the Spirit13. The Twin Manifestations
14. Walden
15. Ecclesiastes
16. No Exit
by Sartre
17. St. Joan by Bernard Shaw
18. Our Town by Thornton Wilder
19. Long Day's Journey into Night by O'Neill
20. A Streetcar Named Desire
21. The Misery of Job & the Mercy of God
22. Mudhouse Sabbath
23. Murder in the Cathedral
24. Sartre in 90 Minutes
25. Death of a Salesman
26. Waiting for Godot
27. Uncle Tom's Cabin
28. The Blessing of Friendship
29. Equus
30. War, Terrible War: A History of US
31. 1 Chronicles
32. Proverbs
33. The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin…

2009 Movies and Documentaries

It is time, once again, for a documentation of all the movies and documentaries I watched this year. I watched a good bit of them in December when I was infirm!
JANUARY 1. George Eliot - Famous Authors
2. Sylvia (Plath)
3. Tess of the D'Urbervilles
4. Frederick Douglass Biography
5. Walden Documentary
6. Ballykissangel: Season Two
7. Doubt (wow!)
8. The Visitor
9. Daniel Deronda
10. Silas Marner (w/Ben Kingsley)
11. American Experience: Eugene O'Neill
12. Slumdog Millionaire (WOW!)
13. Amazing Grace (1 1/2 x rewatch)
14. Ballykissangel: Season Three
15. The Better Hour: The Legacy of William Wilberforce
16. Long Day's Journey Into Night
17. Mark Twain by Ken Burns
18. The Last Legion (Colin F!)
19. Expelled (about Intelligent Design)
20. A Room with a View (newer version)MAY
21. Les Miserables
22. 17 Again JUNE23. Great American Authors Since 1650 (4 DVD's) 24. The Tell-Tale Heart 25. Famous Authors: Emily Dickinson 26. Great Russian Writers: Fyodor Dostoevsky 27. Lars and …

Fellow Traveler

Fellow Traveler by Ginny Owens
You can't change who I am
Or the way that i think
I won't change how you live
Or the words that you speak
But neither of us is a stranger to joy or pain
No matter how we're different
We're very much the same

Fellow traveler let me take you to a place where I've found rest
Fellow seeker let me show you where I've found true happiness
Fellow beggar I have good news, I know where there is bread
(I'll show you where there's bread)

I don't know where you've come from
Or where you've been along your way
But I can tell you what I've lived through
And how I made it here today
Let me share with you the story of hope I've come to know
A love that's always for me
And a peace that frees my soul


So if you are hungry come to the table with me
And you won't go hungry ever again