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Poems by Scott Thomas Outlar -Looking for a Cherry, Pulpit and Heart-Shaped Phoenix April 12, 2016

Posted by vscorpiozine in poetry, Scott Thomas Outlar, Veteran Poets.
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Looking for a Cherry

Vonnegut said,
so it goes.

So it did,
so it does,
so it ever will.

I suppose some truths
just can’t be topped.


There are some people who preach love
but the message is hollow
because they do not first love themselves

There are others who preach love
and it is genuine
but they are naïve
and so it does not spread

I guess the point is:
If you want to change the world
shut up with all the preaching
and just start living it

Heart-Shaped Phoenix

Cobain quoted Young by writing,
it’s better to burn out
than to fade away.

I would suggest
that there is plenty
of gasoline to go around…
so we can dance
around these flames
for quite awhile
before our little hearts
have had their fill
of fiery fun.


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


1. bzniditch - April 12, 2016

sharp edged poems.

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