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 . . .

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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Mondays are just young Fridays
Posted on April 25, 2016 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment



    If, in the darkness, you stub a toe
or fall blindly to the floor,
it should be in the direction of
the light attempting to burst
through a crack.
                           Should you be alone,
                 do not waste time waiting
for someone to rescue you, but
rather use all your energy to
pick your self up, even if the journey
is in the direction of
                               someone you know
                                     will understand.
            They will accept you
more completely, and offer
greater respect and gratitude
knowing the difficulties
you have encountered.
             As you become sidetracked or
led off the path, remember
there is more than one way to get
to your destination.
                                    Observe carefully
detours and distractions keeping you
from what you want,
and be mindful of
all true intentions.
        Know the light continues to wait
                            and will welcome you
                                     with open heart.
When you remain stuck in a rut,
unable to move forward,
know nothing is
too deep to block your light, or
that which is there for you.
                             It may take
all your intuition as you summon the
spirit which has inspired before, but
you cannot remain
too low for too long, when
you realize the source is never far.
                   As you arrive, do not ask
why it took so long to see,
but simply
be grateful you found a way back.

© 2016 j.g. lewis

April is Poetry Month
something new every day
spread the words

Night Promise
Posted on April 24, 2016 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment


night promise

  what do you think
when you wake        if
                                        you wake
           in the dark

do night thoughts
                               where left off
                    the soul occupying
your head
                          beside you

                               as if a dream

            can you taste
        the cool breeze          feel
                      sweat on the skin
        residue of
              a divine moment
              where words
whispered before
       ignited            a firestorm

full moon

your purpose      to love
   all the more
         reflected back
                     and true
                     to your purpose
                     and promise
© 2016 j.g. lewis




April is Poetry Month
something new every day
spread the words

If Fortunate
Posted on April 23, 2016 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment



Poetry arrives where you are, amid
the random contradictions and
unforeseen circumstances
littering the scenery.
If allowed, a poem takes you
where it needs to be.
If ignored, you remain suspended in
a state of malignant bewilderment,
unable to see past the
bullshit and idioms served up
by the tragically self-absorbed
merchants of fear.
If fortunate, you will be united
with the common sense and justice
erupting from each line or stanza.
Until then there is bad television,
taxes, and weak take-out coffee.

© 2016 j.g. lewis



April is Poetry Month
something new every day
spread the words