Manic Adoration, a poem by Scott Thomas Outlar at
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Manic Adoration

Manic Adoration

written by: Scott Thomas Outlar



O God, I want to be overwhelmed

by something sweeter than
the sour grapes
of harvests past

by a symphony sung
from the lips of a choir
that has cast out all sirens

by a single shot
of adrenaline
not manufactured in a lab

O Lord, I wish to be consumed

by the maddened cry
that heralds laughter
beyond sorrow’s edge

by the howling scream
of a righteous wind
come fiercely

by the final plunge
into a vast expanse
promising vistas unparalleled

Scott Thomas Outlar

Scott Thomas Outlar

Scott Thomas Outlar lives and writes in the suburbs outside of Atlanta, Georgia. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. He guest-edited the 2019 and 2020 Western Voices editions of Setu Mag. Selections of his poetry have been translated into Afrikaans, Albanian, Bengali, Dutch, French, Italian, Kurdish, Malayalam, Persian, Serbian, and Spanish. His sixth book, Of Sand and Sugar, was released in 2019. His podcast, Songs of Selah, airs weekly on 17Numa Radio and features interviews with contemporary poets, artists, musicians, and health advocates. More about Outlar's work can be found at 17Numa.
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