Core Agenda – Author Scott Thomas Outlar

Brass tacks time –

the only revolution

that has true significance

is the one which first takes place

inside your own psyche.


Shaking your fist

and raging against

the injustices of the world

will not do a lick of good

if your own spirit

is polluted with anger,

angst, apathy, and aggression.


Gandhi was wise with his maxim:

Be the change you want to see in the world.


M.J. wasn’t just whistling Dixie in the wind

when he sang about the man in the mirror.


If the events taking place around you

cause suffering and sorrow,

it’s probably time for an enlightened evolution

brought about by a change of your own perception

to spark the realization that the pain you feel

is a projection of your own psychological core.


If the violence in the Middle East,

the looting by the bankers,

the emerging police state,

the toxic food, air, and water,

the profit driven medical industry,

the military industrial war machine,

the privately run prisons,

the corporate media whores,

the faux righteous indignation from the peanut gallery,

the burning oilfields,

the radiation filled Pacific Ocean,

the carbon smog polluted atmosphere,

the politically correct fascist brigades,

the special interest crony bureaucracies,

the alphabet soup unelected federal departments,

and the basic decline of society happening all around

has you bubbling over with hopelessness…

well, then it’s time to win the battle

raging in your own heart.


It is only after reaching a space

of calm mindfulness in your own thoughts

that you’ll be able to approach the problems

in the world with a sense of love and peace.


Until you’ve silenced the demons within

you’ll only be adding fuel to the fire

when you try to fight violence with violence.


The revolution will not be televised,

but it will be broadcast

as a pure vibration of courageous strength

which resonates outward

from the essence of your own emissions.


As long as your personal frequency is polluted

you’ll just be blowing hot air and smoke

into an already poisoned atmosphere;

but once you start breathing

serenity into your purified lungs

the oxygen around you

will begin tasting a whole lot sweeter.

Like unto like

is a Natural Law –

hate begets hate

while inner peace

begets world peace.


The solution is simple –

take control of your own consciousness,

stop blaming outside forces,

and align completely with the higher holy path

toward inner illumination,

which in turn

allows you to shine a bright light

on the world at large.


This life is just a game –

have fun

and play to win.


© Scott Thomas Outlar

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Seated (Visions of Verse) About the Author

Scott Thomas Outlar resides in the suburbs outside of Atlanta, Georgia where he spends the hours flowing and fluxing with the ever-changing currents of the Tao River while laughing at and/or weeping over life’s existential nature. He hosts the site where links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, and interviews can be found. His poem “Poetic Points” was nominated for Best of the Net by The Mind[less] Muse in 2015. Since beginning to submit his work in 2014, he has had more than 800 poems appear in over 200 print and/or online venues, both in the United States and internationally. He has been a weekly contributor to the Sunday Poetry Page of the social justice newsletter Dissident Voice for the past two years. Scott’s most recent chapbook “Songs of a Dissident” was released through Transcendent Zero Press.

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2 replies

  1. Love this piece.. Blessings Brother


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