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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Tuesday, October 19, 2010


The whalers
Ignoring all warnings
They hunted long after the Summer
When the sun kept the pack ice
From forming
Hunted into the Autumn
Because the money from the harvest
Kept their employers warm
They reaped a slaughter
And sowed disaster
For on the Autumn wind
The winter storms came
And brought the ice pack
And with it
Their ship became trapped
Their slaughter was worthless
As they froze in their beds
Waiting for Spring
Starving for comforts
Their faint hopes fled
With every reminder
Of how far they remained
From their home shores