Scribbling Notes on the Crest of a Wave

I want to write my way
to the gates of heaven
and have God say
what a good job I’ve done

but all these letters
and numbers
and words
and signs
can never bring salvation

it’s all a matter of time

I want to walk my way
to the edge of tomorrow
and have life say
what a good day we’ll have

when all these plants
and flowers
and fruits
and vines
offer of their nectar

it’s all a bleeding of mind

I want to work my way
to the height of transcendence
and have love say
what a good climb to take

as all these tests
and trials
and floods
and fires
lead up to the summit

it’s all a spreading of wings


Angie, DV Poetry Editor’s Note:  Congratulations to Scott Thomas who, on June 8th, 2018 celebrated the 4th year anniversary of the publication of his poem, Three Part Harmony, in Dissident Voice. Scott Thomas has contributed a poem to DV’s Poetry on Sunday every week since.  His ongoing contribution to DV’s poetry page is greatly appreciated, and DV thanks him hugely for his support!!

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.