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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Friday, February 26, 2016

You Tried

You tried to take me from this place
But I couldn't be moved
I was miserable either way
Fully covered even when nude
My spirit hid from liberation
My chains felt so good
And I grew fat upon starvation
You know it is true
I grieved in summer
And celebrated the deepest winter
The only thing that made me smile
Was rain washing away the day
Dear God I am such a sinner
Without joy or guile
I hide my face
But when I hear your name
I know
Yes I know the truth
The rain brings life
Every bit as much as the sun
I cherish the darkness
For the solitude
But I welcome the light
Brought by the one

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." - Martin Luther King, Jr.