Open and Empty

If there exists such a state
as perfect peace
it must be
this quiet calm
that causes a soul
to surrender its pride

I have nothing to hide
just serene eyes
staring down an ego
upon its own altar
of annihilation

Let my sins sing themselves
into an open grave
left waiting
for far too long
to bury the burdens
that never truly
served a purpose

I have no alms to give
just outstretched arms
and steady palms
that promise
to hold you
with more care
than I could ever deliver
in the past

I need more trust
than little white lies
or laughs of lust
can bring to life
but even the light
of love’s fruition
is not enough for a seed
that has found comfort
resting empty in the soil

I have no war to wage
just this simple smile
from a happy heart
that knows the start
of something beautiful
is always
but one beat away…

Scott Thomas Outlar is a lover of truth and enjoys researching philosophy, psychology, politics, spirituality, and any other facet of consciousness in the pursuit of reaching a higher state of vibration. He also enjoys writing rants, poems, essays, short stories, and prose-fusion screeds covering such subjects. Scott Thomas can be reached at You can also watch and/or subscribe to his YouTube Channel Read other articles by Scott Thomas, or visit Scott Thomas's website.