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 . . .

Mondays are just young Fridays

Qualifying questions, remedial response.

Knowledge of situations often haunt.

What we know or have been told.

We tell ourselves we just don’t know.

Answers formed by thoughts untold.

Rumour and misinformation often sold.

Conspiracy theories tend to rule the day.

Bare truth and logic will get in the way.

04/22/2024                                                                                                            j.g.l.

pocket poem 2024

                 Current Thoughts

           Open your mouth, let words
   bypass lips. Converse consciously
   to brethren or bystanders.
       Reach out to
   close friends gone amiss.
       Be not afraid, not now, of
   articulating current thoughts and
   accomplishments of which
   you are proud, and even your sins
   (for we have all owned a few)
        might seem far less tragic
         from an altered point of view.
               Give fresh voice
   to insecurities and anxieties hidden
   within your self, speak highly of
      those dusty dreams
            languishing on a shelf.
   Past sullen moments cast a
   lengthy shadow, short-term
   expectations tend to dull down
   long-term possibilities.
      Talk freely around all you want,
   or hope, or desire to be.
      Each intention will resonate
      with those who wholly believe.
   Understanding takes effort.

© 2024 j.g. lewis

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carrying it in your pocket, and sharing with the
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Share a poem wherever the day takes you, as you
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cloud songs

        Our paths shift, circumstance and
              attitude shaping our trajectory.
   The company we keep alters both
       our outlook and destination.
           We are where we are
        mainly because of who we are 
                          and whom we are with.

 

04/16/2024                                                                              j.g.l.

I'm like a pencil;
sometimes sharp,
most days
well-rounded,
other times
dull or
occasionally
broken.
Still I write.

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

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Mondays are just young Fridays

Posted on November 23, 2015 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

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I think today will be a good day,
because,
I think it will.
I wake with a purpose, and the
fortified intention to step ahead,
to keep moving forward,
wherever this path will take me.
It’s a fully conscious decision,
my mind made up, to do
what I need to do,
because I can.
The power of the mind is
an amazing thing.
By directing your thoughts
you can shape what you think
and how you see and feel,
so you can, and will, do what is
meant to be done.
Your attitude, on any given day,
impacts the circumference
of your being.
Attitude is all up to you.
Sometimes you have to look
past the troubles and trials
you think may be
holding you back.
You have to
clear your mind of images and
events causing unrest, globally
or personally.
You have to, first,
think of yourself and
find the frame of mind that
will allow you to accomplish,
or continue, what you
set out to do.
There are places you can go,
and things you should be seeing,
yet the most important thing,
today,
for your self, is just being.
                                                                j.g.l.

 

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