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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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Beaten down

I saw him
He was disheveled
Looking pale
And gaunt
He had tears
And told me
What good is living
If there is only pain
He pulled in a tortured breath
What is the point of hope
If there's a cost you pay
There is no escape
Nor forgiveness
I can't do it
I cannot bear this shame
I have only to leave
With no one realizing
I have only to sleep
Never waking
Only dying
I know it is wrong
To focus on this
It comes close to suicide
But I came to love the thought
Of leaving this world
And escaping this cage
Of flesh