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Does the Moon Lie?: Philosophy of Our Reflection: A Poem

Updated on June 9, 2013

“Is the moon's reflection

a falsifying glow?”

The Master whispered

and said, “It isn't so.”

"But does a berry ripen

from the midnight light?”

"No, but the moon guides

a raven's lonely flight.

Can't you see the Sun's effect,

when its day shine is just hid?

The moon's reflection

gives light where darkness lives!

But the Moon is true

in the ways that it deflects.

For it has never said,

'This is but my own.'

It just sits and glows,

knowing where it's home."

“But Master,

some worship at it's feet,

believing that its shine

is night's eternity!”

"Foolish one,

nothing is alone!

No one, nothing.

The flower reaches for the Sun.

Does it say,

'Look what I have done!'

It's in its nature to survive.

To thrive!

For alive, is the absence of it's death.

And life!

Is something worthy to reflect!

So if you dare, scorn the sun

for it's infiltration,

but don't mock the moon

for it's reputation."


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    • LVidoni5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Loewer 

      6 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Haha thanks Crystar. It's a sketch with pastels, I'm using it in another hub I'm writing today. Thanks for the great words!

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      6 years ago

      First of all, my eyes r drawn to two cute guys up there hehe.Anyways, beautiful poem...deep meaning. Great work!

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      Brian Loewer 

      6 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Thanks a lot Ella. Glad you like it.

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      Ella Robinson 

      6 years ago

      amazing! very interesting.

    • LVidoni5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Loewer 

      6 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Hello Qudsia, I really appreciate the kind & insightful comment. I'm glad you liked it and got the essence behind it. Look forward to reading more from you too!

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      6 years ago

      It's in its nature to survive. To Thrive!

      For alive is the absence of its death.

      And Life!

      Is something worthy to reflect.


      The very essence of the soul is what you reflect here taking in gentle topics genuine and honest as a child's heart and within simple topic you have successfully managed to shed light upon such a truth.

      I am so glad you stumbled over my humble little hub; or I had never had the chance to read your wonderful poetry.

      Thank you. :)

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      Brian Loewer 

      6 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Hah, Well thanks so much Seek. I appreciate that!

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      Jenna Ditsch 

      6 years ago from Illinois

      Aha! More than one person likes this. :-) Awesome job. You are talented, you know!

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      Brian Loewer 

      6 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Hey there Jinny. I'm really glad you got so much from it. You pretty much explained what I was trying to get across and then some. I really appreciate your kind and encouraging comment. Thanks for reading and giving me great feedback.

      Sueswan Thanks so much. I was hoping my fellow poets would enjoy this, so your compliments and UPS are greatly appreciated.

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      6 years ago

      Hi Brian,

      I love your poem and drawing. Very clever and profound.

      Voted up and away!

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      6 years ago

      Being different and shining your inner essence is sometimes a puzzle for many. But the truth is, our true colors, our purpose in this life is defining, but yet not our own... I was really moved by this because I can relate to this verses so deeply and intimately. This are lines that define times in my life where I have felt like the Moon in your poem. But His light shines through...

      This is an amazing masterpiece Brian and by far one of your best works! I absolutely love this! Your essence is captured and on display here... Amazing and deep, and really brilliant flow...

      Love, J

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      Brian Loewer 

      6 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      @echoe thanks a lot for the compliments and reading!

      @simplegift haha yep, I'm really glad you liked it. Thanks so much.

      @ Nell Rose Haha... Thanks for the great story Nell! I bet that was a real fun article to read. Cracks me up, well thanks for reading and stopping by to add to the hub. -- Brian

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      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Hi, I loved this, it reminded me of the time when my son was being carried by my mom, he was about two years old and he said, 'nanny, who lives on the moon?' and she said, 'nobody, why do you ask?' his reply 'well who turned the lights on then??!' lol! the conversation ended up in the daily paper because my mom sent it in and they turned it into a cartoon! loved your picture too!

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      6 years ago from Colorado

      Love this, I feel this way pretty much everytime I am suggested on the opinions of scientists who think there is no Creator, ha! Up and interesting!

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      6 years ago from Conway, AR

      That was a fun one. I love dialogue in poetry. A good back and forth is always entertaining. Nice one!

    • LVidoni5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Loewer 

      6 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Hey there Sky. Yeah I actually put more thought into it than a lot of my others. haha glad you liked it then. Thanks!

      Simplicity- Ya I tried to make it be somewhat like that. So thanks! I drew that picture a week ago or so, so I appreciate the compliment on the art too. Thanks for reading Simplicity

      Yeah Moms- vague wasn't the right word to describe it. So thanks for giving me your mind :)Glad you thought it was refreshing, I was trying to do something more light hearted than the the dark poetry I seem to be drawn to.

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      6 years ago from Central Florida

      It shows your playful and curios spirit. I didn't find it vague but it was refreshing.

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      6 years ago from Rhode Island, USA

      Very nice, it reminds me of a parent-child dichotomy for some reason, especially the art you chose to go with it... Up and away! -simplicity

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      6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      This is a beautiful expression of a great feeling inside I felt the you grip on sincerity as you wrote this piece, like you were smiling and expressing a feeling of awe!

      Beautiful write , nice read and I felt it's meaning.

      Great work LV.


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      Brian Loewer 

      6 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Haha well thank you Moms and V for reading my somewhat vague poem. -- Brian

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      V Qisya 

      6 years ago

      Wow, you did it again writer! Simply awesome! I love both your poem & drawing ;)

      Up, up and away!

      Best Wishes, V

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      6 years ago from Central Florida

      I really enjoyed reading this.


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