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 5, 2016

Tell me again, they were property

How are we to apologize
For the cruelty
Since we deny it all
From the first
The truth we despised
And by lying
We've made it worse
We are unworthy of the truth
We are the unforgiven
Perhaps even unfaithful
Overcoming slavery required us all
To become enlightened
But what about using people as slaves
Needs to have a light shined upon it
To see the wrong?
Whites and Arabs became the curse
To the continent of Africa
And treated animals more humanely
Than the Africans stolen from the land of their birth