My name is Steven Dunne and I am currently serving in a Queensland Prison. I love literature, and writing. I think this verse from Byron sums me up well.
Though the rock of my last hope is severed,
And its fragments are sunk in the wave;
Though I feel that my soul is delivered,
To pain, it shall not be its slave.
There is many a pang to pursue me;
They may crush, but they shall not contemn.
They may torture, but shall not subdue me;
Tis of thee that I think, not of them.
I also like this piece from Milton:
What in me is dark, illumine
What is low, raise and support,
That to the height of this great argument
I may assert eternal providence
and justify the ways of God to men.