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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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Steel warrior

Grieve still I do
Alzheimer's stole you
Every night I pick up the phone
And I so want to call
Tell you the news of today
To chat about your family's lives
But heaven forbid
I know I can't
You aren't home
Your life was spent upon us all
Giving to others
With labor in your days
Living sleep deprived
You were made of steel within
But life is a bottle of wine to decant
You lived every moment
Of every day and night
You were without fear
And refused to go gently
To the light
You held on
To the scraps of memory
The hope you had
Cancer couldn't beat you
You were a warrior
Made of steel
I am lost still
Years since you left
And ever will