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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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Red Death's Masque

Death invites us to enter
But not all acquiesce 
Death offers to take our hand
Some are born to suffer
Others attempt to escape
The icy cold control
Death is like a fallen red rose
Once it has entered the ball
The masquerade party 
Becomes silent and still
While all are required
To wear a masque
For once death's face
Can be seen at last
He walks
Down the staircase
He shocks
He offers doom
As he enters this room
The party goers
Are stunned
For who is this?
Why such a gaudy costume?
Are we meant to fear?
Quite yes you are
Oh my dear

“And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all.”
Edgar Allan Poe