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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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Part God, Part Human, All Warrior

He was given life
When great Zeus acted out
In a secret tryst
So his birth proved
His father's wandering
He was thus hated
By his father's wife
Hera, unjustly
In ways
He was perfect
But in others
Not at all
Born a warrior
Holding in contempt
All manner
Of character defect
His way was brutal
But direct
He acted in anger
As well as bravery
He never felt true regret
For he lived every moment
With joy
When faced with strife
He endeavored
His bloodlines filled
The veins of every great hero
Forever he will be remembered
A hero's life fulfilled
Every enemy pursued
Every monster killed
A great man fell
And his world
Was less thereafter