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, March 6, 2012

Burnt Ashes

Your beauty moved men
Falling in love with you
Was very simple to do
You forged an identity
Out of the wreckage
And refused to be used
I will never forget looking
In your beautiful eyes
I will never forget thinking
I could be yours
But loving you was suicide
No one was allowed inside
Where you lived
That illusion of courage
That image of grace
You don't let anyone in
Or they might find
You've been burnt
Your insides are ashes
There is nothing left
But the ghosts
Of someone who used to hope
But now has nothing
But her outside beauty
And memories of a past life
Before the fire
That consumed you