The Language Of My Imagination

The Language Of My Imagination

A Poem by Marvin Lewis Jr.

The title poem from my book, due out next week.





The Language Of My Imagination 


Poetry is a mirror. 

A mirror that I look into every time 

I turn a page or hold a pen, 

A mirror that shows me greatness 

while cradled in the arms of fear, 

It bestows inspiration so I can carve my visions out 

of darkness and use doubt as a canvas to paint my 

destiny causing my regrets to testify 

of birthed dreams... 


Poetry is an ocean that allows metaphors to flow 

through continents of creative concepts carrying 

similes like ships fashioned by raw emotion...



Poetry is an empty house waiting to be furnished 

with God-crafted thoughts, painted by a voice 

crocheted with pain, and lived in by poetic imagery 

that seemingly drips from clouds... 


Poetry is a black sky that one can fill with hatred, 

pain, loneliness and it will be interpreted as a starry 

moonlit night that sings a lullaby to the troubled 

mind, lightens the heavy heart that was weighted 

with frustration granting rest... 


Poetry is an existence that can be visited with 

curiosity, imagination, and the ability to guess. 

To paint portraits of undreamt dreams, explain the 

unseen all the while underneath a beautiful sunset 

that never sets... 


Poetry is the tears or the smile of a pen 

on the face of a piece of paper. 

Poetry simply is... 

The language of my imagination.

© 2008 Marvin Lewis Jr.

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Oh I love this, just love this. Needed to read an inspiring piece such as this... Thank you.

So how does a young man such as yourself know about "crochet"... a grandmother perhaps. I crochet just a little and it is the perfect metaphor for this piece... it shows a depth, I don't know... crochet is just yarn, a long, long piece of yarn that creates beautiful blankets and sweaters through a series of intricate knots... lots of counting and measurement go into every piece of work. Usually created by the hands of a loved one.

This is really, really good.


Posted 15 Years Ago

2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


A lovely masterpiece, it expresses so much ,all very ellegaantly, loved this, mary

Posted 13 Years Ago

Nice piece, I will come back and read this one when I am looking for inspiration and have lost my way creatively.

Posted 14 Years Ago

great write Marvin and i'm looking forward to getting my copy of your hope i ordered it correctly, i'll be letting you know if i don't get it hahhaa

Posted 14 Years Ago

Wow! i like the flow of your thoughts about poetry. It's vast, broad and deep. I think the first stanza is powerful---taking poetry as a mirror when you turn a page or hold a pen. That itself is full of imagery. The first stanza would have to be my favorite. I like the perspective where the subject is being looked at from. Of course, the last stanza is just perfect. You have managed to end it without losing the relevance of the subject matter. This is powerful, Marvin! Great Job!

Posted 15 Years Ago

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An amazing piece of work to be read in it's entirety as a single entity or thought but also I find each section of verse could stand alone as a poem in it's own right. One could read just the section they needed to speak to them each day. Your description of poetry as it flows from your imagination brings the true meaning of what it is to be, in every sense of the word, a poet and brings the poem a life of it's own in a way that the reader can feel it's breath upon their face. A truly wonderful piece of writing executed beautifully, best wishes on the release of your book.

Posted 15 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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you have a strong grasp of this art and your strokes are gifted.



Posted 15 Years Ago

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This poem is so nice, I had to read it more than twice! You are quite a great talent youngman. I am very impressed by your flawless flow & format and incredible delivery. Poetry is a lot of things to a lot of people. You certainly captured that fact in this piece. You expressed your personal feelings and passion for your craft in such a beautiful way. Bravo on an outstanding write!

Posted 15 Years Ago

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"to paint portraits of undremt dreams"..i cannot wait for the complete work. the preface/introduction is marvelous.

Posted 15 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow, so that is what poetry is? The was fabulously......crystal........clear.


Posted 15 Years Ago

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Now this is simply amazing Marvin, This is going in my faves. I enjoyed this.
I guess since you won't send me your writes I have to come and review them. (LOL)
Seriously this is wonderful, you have talent.

Posted 15 Years Ago

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Added on October 19, 2008
Last Updated on December 16, 2008


Marvin Lewis Jr.
Marvin Lewis Jr.

Trenton, NJ

I'm 19 y.o. and I write lyrics, prose, poetry, and treatments. I'm currently self-publishing my first book entitled "The Language Of My Imagination" which consist of poetry and prose that touch on suc.. more..


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