Pain is not an illusion
it serves an actual purpose

Isolates a problem

Then you either solve it
or suffer

Sometimes it takes
a little of the latter
before figuring out
the former

other times
a lot

Sometimes someone
might appear to be strutting
but really they’re just
hiding the hobble
of a torn groin

Have a bit of compassion
for the world,
would ya?

and some mercy
on yourself

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 17numa@gmail.com. You can also watch and/or subscribe to his YouTube Channel Read other articles by Scott Thomas, or visit Scott Thomas's website.