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, July 16, 2014

Cast out, for our selfish need

They wished to gain
Every thing
When they had all
That they would need
But have we ever been 
With what we need
Instead we betrayed 
The provenance
For our promise
In so doing
Throwing away
We denied paradise 
For the wicked desire
To know
From our first breath
Wisdom comes with pain
The gates closed
Guarded and secured
To prevent our entry
How are we simple creatures
To ever be
Returned to that state
Where we are new
Born without
The knowledge of the flesh?