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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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Wishes and Dreams

Wishes and dreams fall easier than tears for her
Her heart is closed for repairs and she isn’t ready to love
She spent a lifetime in his arms, and that was enough
but then he left, and her pain started
And her hopes and wishes went away
Her dreams had died, her tears cried out
It all drove her insane that day
She thought she was tough
but she wasn’t even strong
And the waves pour over her, like they do
When love goes wrong
Frozen in stasis like a body beneath winter’s ice
her emotions are stunted, so cold and alone
never seeing light
Because she thought he was perfect
She thought they had the perfect life
But then he left her
No time for love
No time for strife
He just left her
To her self
And the wages of time

Monday, January 25, 2010

Unheard Prayer

I wrote a prayer today
In it I gave up
I didn’t send it out
No one would hear it
God is perfect and so great
I am rotten and alone
If could stop this hate
Of my life,
My tragedy,
My own
I wouldn’t have to pray
I could die alone
But I am not so great
And I am so cold
God please don’t be mad
Please don’t take away
The only dreams I have
The ones where I’m not sad
When the ravens fly away
It’s time for me to say
I am ready to just die
I am ready to take my place
Let me go today
No one will cry