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 January 28, 2019 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Of course it’s not easy,
it is not always fair. Injustice,
insults, the weight that you bear
that you bear defending yourself
before unmitigated ignorance,
unfair attitudes, and unknown
Push back against what you define
as wrong.
Stand up for your beliefs
no matter how inconvenient.
Make the struggle worthwhile.
Patience and persistence
is rewarded in time.

01/28/2019                                    j.g.l.


A Reason To See
Posted on January 27, 2019 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

To read poetry is to escape from the depths and doldrums of everyday life and to take a place among words and emotions that make life bearable.
I carry with me in my bag, everyday, a book or volume of poetry; a purposeful exercise that allows me to step away from boredom or the corporate bullshit that all-too-frequently envelopes my day.
Poetry, whether I’m reading or writing, grounds me.
It allows me to be who I am.
It allows me to see who I am.
It allows me to take some time and make it mine.
Often I don’t get enough time, but a few lines or stanzas of a poem is enough to reflect on where I am, or deflect the attitudes or algorithms that attempt to corrupt my humanity.
Poetry is a reason to be; poetry is a reason to see the world and wonder of where we are.

01/27/2019 j.g.l.

Posted on January 26, 2019 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

It’s not just a pencil;
it writes more than words.
blood on the page,
A personal worth,
it can be erased, but
not forgotten.

01/26/2019                                          j.g.l.