Mythos & Marginalia

life notes; flaws and all

j.g. lewis

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a daily breath...

A thought du jour, my daily breath includes collected and conceived observations, questions of life, fortune cookie philosophies, reminders, messages of peace and simplicity, unsolicited advice, inspirations, quotes and words that got me thinking. They may get you thinking too . . .

the days ahead

Pack lightly. 

Carry with you only what is required.

Leave space for memories, or souvenirs, of the days ahead.

Enthusiasm permits you to turn a planned trip into a true adventure.

What you will see is nothing compared to what you will feel.

Don’t forget your camera.

05/24/2024                                                                                    j.g.l.


Vision obscured by common occurrence, perhaps appearing disparate today, yet  always hope for an alternate perspective.  Hardly a coincidence, isolation may  principally compound its influence or  allow you to seek a different viewpoint. Take notice, observation provides clarity.

05/21/2024                                                                                      j.g.l.

Mondays are just young Fridays



Sit, quietly and comfortably, where you are.


Acknowledge the gradient nature of progress as it happens with the shades of past days inflecting a presence we don’t often respect.


Take your time.


Feel. Where you are.


At the intersection of faith and contentment you will gradually find your way.


Think about it.


Set your intentions.


Now rise, slowly and purposefully.


Look up, not only with your eyes but with your neck engaged in mindful movement.


Release the stiffness in your bones, allow energy to radiate from the spaces between.


Let the weight on your shoulders dissipate as you allow the arms to simply hang as if they are not even there.


Inhale. Exhale.


Each breath is as important as the next.




Exercise thankfulness, first and foremost to your self and the effort you have just expended.


Hold that thought.


You have already begun to experience the day.


Gratitude will follow with your next steps.


Share that feeling.


Enjoy this day.




05/20/2024                                                                        j.g.l.

I'm like a pencil;
sometimes sharp,
most days
other times
dull or
Still I write.

j.g. lewis
is a writer/photographer in Toronto.

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April is Poetry Month

Posted on April 21, 2015 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment


Ring It Loud

ring the bell for justice
let it chime for peace
ring it loud for friends at home
and people on the street

ring the bell for the soldiers
fighting for our lives
ring the bell for their girlfriends
their widows and the wives

ring the bell for show and tell
politicians strut each day
it’s all for show and has to go
don’t believe in what they say

ring the bell for the ones
in abject poverty
it’s not their choice how they live
it could be you and me

ring the bell for your church
if you think you must
better place the faith in yourself
and those you think you trust

ring the bell for power
the kind you’ll never know
it’s all indentured servitude
painful and it’s slow

ring the bell for passion
the kind you have in mind
it’s what you want or believe you need
just remember love is blind

ring the bell for your virtues
and the seven deadly sins
ring the bell for the dead
and their next of kin

ring the bell for secrets
the ones that bring surprise
ring the bell for what goes on
behind those troubled eyes

ring the bell for the love
the type you hope to find
ring the bell for the bigots
heal the evil mind

ring the bell for dancing
ring the bell at night
ring the bell to raise some hell
it’s time for feeling right

ring the bell this morning
when the light can let you see
ring the bell for someone else
don’t waste your ring on me

©2011 j.g.lewis




This month is all about poetry.
Something new every day.

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