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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Friday, December 30, 2016

I am unafraid

Ever since I was a child
I knew that I'd die for you
Whatever my tribe
If I was a leader
Or exiled
A day would come
After all others
Ripe for the harvest
I knew some day
I'd die for you
Some way
You called out
To the thing in my soul
That remains wild
I hear its voice
Inside my mind
I have no control
I knew from the point
Of knowing your name
This life's journey
Was not the task
But a destination
To escape the grasp
Of oblivion
I kept my heart pure
And refused to be defiled
Over and over I heard the voice
I answered the call
I know I will die for you
When the red skies
Finally fall
I intimately know this
As if the knowledge
Was learned upon my demise
I am ready
Wearing no disguise
No masquerade
I fall
With a certainty
And readiness
Sacred life
The only kind
Apt for sacrifice