Trembling Toward the Sun by Scott Thomas Outlar

My poem “Trembling Toward the Sun” from the Essential Existentialism anthology available through CTU Publishing…

Raja's Insight

How much distance and difference is there

between a mountain and a molehill?

And how far are you determined to climb

to insure your problems amount to blessings in the end?

How tenacious is your will to peace?

How deep is your reservoir of faith?

When you weep with me

do so not out of sorrow

but exultation

and know that even in our suffering

there shines a light of salvation.

How many skeletons are there living in your closet

that rattle bones when you can’t sleep at night?

And how tired are the dragons that guard the secrets

hiding in the shadows that haunt your soul?

How dedicated is your tongue to truth?

How strong is your resolve in the fire?

When you dance with me

do so not in half steps

but full measure

and know that every movement

guides us closer to the stars.

How many millstones…

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