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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Monday, November 7, 2016

Steel and Stone

A world that birthed
Hitler and Stalin
Mao and Amin
Might have been brutal
And seem cursed
But it was not barbarism
With its laws of steel
And stone
That made men cruel
Rather, the hiding behind
Walls of stone
Leaving the fields go fallow
For the peasants have fled
And the dreams of Camelot
Poured out and bled
While we consider states
To be evident
Of the rise of civilization
It was not
Steel and stone have rules
That are understood
Inside a man's heart
Civilizations was mutation
From understood values
To those written upon paper
Knowing what was true
Differs from being told
The same