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, December 18, 2016

What I saw

They said it was better for everyone
That I go along, quietly
No one would look me in the eye
Until they wrapped the coat
Around me
They lied
And I screamed to break the silence
I'd rather die
Than be held inside this cage
They drugged me
Tried to kill my mind
They broke me
Filled my soul with rage
And no one visits me
No one cares
I am gone
No one is filled with despair
Because they
Are the ones
Who are insane
Are the ones
In the cage
No prison bars
No drugs in my veins
No straitjacket
Will hold me in
Nothing can hold me in