My Invictus

Sean wrote this poem for his Inside Out writers class. Invictus means unconquerable and was a poem written by William Ernest Henley in 1875. Sean wrote his own rendition of it. 


My Invictus

In the nightmare that holds me

Enduring with no end

My faith gives me strength

An unconquerable soul


At just 16 my nightmares consumed

In 17 more I have not wavered

Mine innocence will shine through

Despite the toil and toll


Others do not know what is

For they see naught other than surface

The pain and sacrafice brought forth

will find me unyielding

In unjust blindness that consumes all

my rightful liberty has been denied

In am more than circumstance unbending

I will prevail

Written by Sean O’Brien for Inside Out Writers Group

About Sean & Eiam

Sean O'Brien was wrongfully convicted in adult court in El Dorado County, California and sentenced to Life Without Parole at the age of 16 without a shred of physical evidence tying him to the crime for which he was convicted. Sean and I have been friends since grade school and we were married in 2017. We live and grow together in love with the knowledge of his innocence, our faith, and hope for our future. We embrace this journey, wherever it may take us, cherishing each moment we have together and staying true to our hearts. This blog is about the past we share, our life together and our fight for justice. Thank you for reading. God bless.
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