Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Scott Thomas Outlar- Three Poems

Focal Point
There is only so much truth
to go around
among the various cults
where such a thing is scarce.

The truth of God is righteous,
but the cults of dogma
are dead weight
in the human psyche.

The truth of scientific fact is sweet,
but the cults of theory
are a poison
polluting indoctrinated minds.

The truth of sovereignty is holy,
but the cult of collectivism
is a government decree
that is destined to die hard.

The truth of love is a lullaby,
but the cult of hatred
is a sad song
that soon shall be silenced.

There is only so much truth
to go around
in the decadent institutions
of this world…
let them burn

The truth is eternal
in the kingdom found within
and always rises
in the end…
reveal the revolution

“Focal Point” originally appeared in Dissident Voice.

Variations on a Theme
She covers my grave in roses.
She stuffs my mouth with thorns.
She calls forth acid rain
to drench the cemetery plot
where I am reborn as a zombie.

I am the Nothing Man.
I am the New Wave.
I am the Renaissance,
birthed anew with the eyes of a Beast,
the heart of a dying world,
the mind of a black tumor,
the spirit of a raging fire,
and the final truth of a flailing supernova.

I am the essence of morphine
dripping into the splintered veins
of a body where the lungs no longer breathe.

I am the Police State cancer
flooding over a primal riot
as the stitches fall out
and pent up frustration bursts at the seams.

I am the Amazon,
cut off at the knees,
starving for a new harvest,
spitting out the last lungful of oxygen.

I am the image of tomorrow
hauntingly cast through a cracked crystal ball,
drowning the wasteland with silent chaos.

I am the muscle that has atrophied.
I am the kidney that no longer flushes.
I am the liver that has evolved into a leech.
I am the mutation of a thousand mistakes.

“Variations on a Theme” originally appeared in Void Magazine.

Larger View
When you try to say everything
all at once
it leaves you with nothing
in the end

The truth is bigger
than one moment

Slow down and simplify…
eternity came equipped with patience

“Larger View” originally appeared in The Word Ocean.

Scott Thomas Outlar hosts the site 17Numa.wordpress.com where links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, and interviews can be found. His chapbook "Songs of a Dissident" was released in 2015 through Transcendent Zero Press and is available on Amazon. Scott's full-length collection "Happy Hour Hallelujah" is forthcoming in 2016 through CTU Publishing.

1 comment:

  1. Philosophical poems with an imagery of integral eternal
    truths in our reflections and reactions.