I am a poet who has both been published and self published. All work on this blog is all copyright Alex Ness. While I make very little money from my work I am technically a professional. Measuring by the hours I've written I am professional. My goal is to share my work with as many people that can read it, as far as the internet may reach with it. I hope if you are moved you will share this blog with others, and perhaps buy my books.

Whatever the result, thank you for viewing this blog. I cannot express how greatly I appreciate the many people, from many places upon the earth, who have visited.

I bid you peace.

Je ne regrette pas la douleur, car il m'a fait plus forte

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Infection, Abscess and Scars

Through the winter forest
The riders came
In the morning mist
Through the sun’s spotty rays
The riders had ridden
All night through the storm
For the Northmen had come
Landing on the Eastern shores
With no one ready to defend
Against them
The landings were ideal
For the Northmen
Were an infection and abscess
Their existence there was a wound
Never to heal
A scar to be mourned
For the invasion was just a beginning
Of a presence in the land
Where they were foreigners
Invaders and takers
The riders might come to defend the land
But soon, far too soon
The Vikings would control this place
Offering only death and doom
And making demands