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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Saturday, April 30, 2016

I resist

There is a threat by others
A sort of pressure 
To conform
To the herd
Even unto death
Who ever said 
Being alive was better
Than the alternative
Has never been dead
That is just the fact
I don't expect death to be pleasure
With soft pillows, a harem and treasure
But not having been there
I don't assume that it is better or worse
For all I know, I might be healed
There, there is no cancer or lepers
No sorrow or grieving, no despair
I refuse to repeat after the speaker
The magical words
Life is important
But death is not known
I welcome death
Embrace the scythe of the reaper
It will happen when it will
And not before
The seeds have been sown
Bring the harvest