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, August 14, 2016

Strive and Rise

I once crawled
Couldn't could run
My bones covered
In a cloak of dying flesh
I could barely move
Nor wanted to do so
Nor be more than a body
A delicate fragile creature
But a corpse
Purple, even swollen
Then I met him
Beneath that sun
Hanging there
For things I did
I strive
I rise not just survive
The clouds are my carpet
My feet touch only air
As my body flies
I will not regret
Any choice
I will thrive
I will risk
Constantly seek
Not just exist
Living meekly
No longer an option
No, now
I speak fire
In the face
Of the enemy
And embrace
The struggle
For what I am
I am meant to overcome
The struggle
Will not become who I am
No, it will guide my hand
Yes my rise has begun
I rise
Because of him
Refuse defeat
Will never return
To the depths
Beneath my feet