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, January 4, 2011

Tree and Cloud

She is not around
Any longer
She is somewhere
That I don’t remember
So the point is moot
But I laughed when
I was told I was
Like a tree she said
I gave her roots
To grow strong
To become tall
Weather the storms
But instead
I told her
I know what I am
A cloud that drifts
Along slowly
Offering rain
And occasionally
Cover from the sun
I didn’t shelter her
Nor deny her hope
I didn’t hold her down
Or promise things so great
I just float
Giving rain
Giving shade
And moving on
Until I am gone
I cannot be
What I am not
I just exist
And float about
I wish I were
Someone else
I wish I were
Not myself
But I am