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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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Anvil of Existence

Like an anvil
Hammered by the smith
My world is iron
And I am tempered
By the fires
Of existence
And the miseries
Of this life
And desire
Are pounded
Upon my body
Until gone
My journey is long
My path is hard
And I am tossed
To the elements
To my detriment
I am broken
But continue
My decadent decay
Begins quickly
While I am crushed
For the world’s pleasure
Walking upon the surface
Of this spinning globe
I lose my balance
When all I believe
Is cast away
And I am left nude
To this world
Covered only in doubt
And I have nothing
To deflect
The abject misery
Poured upon me
By those who stand
Mocking me
Mocking my being
This flawed flesh
They cannot help
They hate me
But do not know me
Only my form bent
By fear and loathing
Misery and mockery
Where I am cast
Upon this globe
To breathe