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, January 9, 2017

Tigers and the Sun

For many people
Hope was far gone
Children grew up alone
With their parents torn
From their lives and forced
To fight and to flee
The years of battle were long
When the warriors of the sun
Had taken the land
Of the people of the Dragon
Bitter rivalries turned violent
When the Dragon showed weakness
And the Land of the Sun was ready
To devour all of the Dragon's holdings
To halt the avalanch
Of endless defeat
The Flying Tiger joined the fray
And the Sun and Tiger
Joined in battle
Over the land of the Dragon
Giving up life for honor
For thrill
For gold
The Tigers fought
And in the end
Their efforts wrought
And fruitless