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, June 11, 2015

Theseus, One Made a Difference

There are stories in history
Of a single hero
Or ordinary person
Being the difference
One stemming the flood
Theseus meant to be
The one
He stood against
The king and his beast
A maze was kept
For the king's pleasure
A blood sport
Taking the youths
Offered in tribute
Coldly releasing them
Into a maze, a trap
Only to end with their capture
And slaughter by the beast
Known as the Minotaur
A hungry, clever, angry beast
With the head of a bull
And the body of a man
Until the next cycle
When it would happen again
Until Theseus offered to go
Despite his high status as a prince
He went in the place of another
But not to die, rather
To end the Minotaur's terror
Through wit and charisma
Through strength and guile
He defeated the beast
Ending its reign
As one to make a change to benefit all
Like others who did the same