On August 20th, 2003, Jim Reeves would have celebrated his 80th Birthday.
To commemorate this occasion, we publish a copy of a poem sent by a member who wish to share it with all Jim Reeves fans.
On June 14th, 1940 Britain was
fighting the Nazi's in Europe. In a tranquilant Texas, a 16 year old
boy wrote down part of a very impressive poem written by William Ernest Henley
(1849-1903), presumably from one of his English literature classes at high
school. Note the original title is "INVICTUS", Jim only copied three
out of four verses!
"One Man's Opinion of Life" 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 or cried aloud under the bludgeonings of chance my head is bloody, but unbound It matters not how straight the gates how charged with punishment the scroll I am the master of my fate I am the captain of my soul