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Company Song & Poem

 
South Pacific's Official Company Song & Company Poem


The official South Pacific song is,
It's Gonna Be All Right.

Nothing like Gerry and the Pacemakers early in day.

Our company poem was Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas,
which replaced Robert Frost's beautiful but wimpy
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.
The recession made that one seem like an invitation to the Barbarians
to storm the gate any time they like.
Oops! I can see them in the distance.


Our Company Poem is:

Invictus

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.