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 . . .

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.

Mondays are just young Fridays

A wish for words more delicate and 
refined will only lead to
an unnecessary edit, constrained curiosity,
and a smudge of indifference.
Emotions scoured from the page,
its patina reflective now of a chaotic mind, 
you are no longer (or never have been) 
satisfied with what is there.
Speaking freely, nowhere near the truth, 
a humane reaction may not be soothed.
Not always. No matter what.
No longer plain and simple. Perhaps
it never was?
You question the questions.
The flaws in your self can only add up
to a greater expression of your being.

04/15/2024                                                                                       j.g.l.


April is Poetry Month
flaws and all


damn truth

We do not touch the money, now
only digits on a screen. Ingredients
in our foods unknown, or what
scientists contribute to the scheme.
Price at the pump keeps going up,
still our cars can’t seem
to get enough.
Politicians are not worth knowing, or
deeds in which they partake, sin or
scandal widely-known, we
elect them anyway.
Damn truth be told,
between utter lies; they won’t salute
the dead, so many innocents die.
We won’t wash our hands, but
still waste the water
and share the blame.
We don’t care if we don’t want to,
our days continue just the same.

© 2018 j,g, lewis

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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Poem In Your Pocket

Posted on April 21, 2016 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment



Compact, even folded up,
it can say too little, and mean
so much.

An arrangement of words
takes little space, yet sentiment
carries so much weight.

Thoughts often whispered, language
to be shared, poetry reminds us
words show we care.

TODAY, April 21, is POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY         
Carry with you a favorite poem and share with
family, friends, co-workers, cab drivers, cooks,
a favorite yoga teacher, barista, physician, cobbler,
and panhandler. Strangers will smile, and 
children may well clap, and you may even get
the occasional laugh. Whatever you do, however
you dare, it’s time to show the world poetry cares.                                        


I’m just a person
like you
                  each of us
all of us
    the peace of humility
          A tree
    or leaf
the scent in the breeze
commonly uncommon
as we please         A life
among many
                    we wonder
about our place
we allow
 our minds to question
      our hearts to doubt
Making choices
taking chances
individually we breathe
       Collectively human
    a single you
                           and me
© 2016 j.g. lewis.


April is Poetry Month
something new every day
spread the words

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