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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Monday, February 28, 2011

In the Desert it Stands

In deepest night, the desert floor is lit
By a star hanging low upon the horizon
Above a complex foundation and residents within
It is lit by the moon, with reflections upon the minarets
Over a fortress and garrison of the scion’s son
The cool of the night provides succor
For the day’s killer heat
The night provides cover
The day provides light
The fortress is a haven
From the scavengers that hover
Who ride across the desert
And raid without end
The miseries the riders bring
Cause sorrow without relent
The fortress remains
As it has many generations
A symbol of hope
Against the raider nations