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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Thursday, July 31, 2014

You Hung There, From the Killing Tree

The procession crawled
Over head the skies grew dark
I saw you falling
While carrying a cross
Upon the bloody pulp 
Of your back
The scourge whipped flesh
Breaking beneath the torture
Beneath their hand
You were given stripes
Colored in blood
In the sorrow 
King of kings
Lord of lords
From a trickle 
To a flood
Of sadness
You paid for my sin
And I am without a way
That I could ever pay you
So I offer what I have
My flesh, bones and viscera
My heart, soul and mind
And the truth
Set me free
Even so long after
You hung there
From the killing tree