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Monster in the Frame: a short poem

Updated on December 2, 2013

art & poetry by Brian Loewer

A Short Poem: Monster in the Frame

Paint me as a villian,

with shades of black and blue,

and use the darkest colors

to accent all my hues-

Make me as a monster

to eat up all your pain,

and use the widest strokes,

to brush me with all shame.

Cover up your canvas,

with a remnant of myself,

and on your walls hang

onto everything you've felt.

Display a twisted face

and horn me as the devil,

because in your mind- I'm

A sorcerer of evil.

Paint your frustration

and make me with a swipe,

with out a resemblance

to any aspect of my life.

Just know it isn't me,

as you sign it with your name,

wash off all your brushes

and leave me out to hang.

© 2012 Brian M. Loewer All rights reserved.

Thank you for taking the time to read my poem. Feel free to check out any of my other poems or articles.

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    • Moms-Secret profile image


      5 years ago from Central Florida

      I don't care how late you are. I am so happy to see you! Happy Thanksgiving! I love it. Can't wait to eat with family! :D

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      Brian Loewer 

      5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Hey Moms, thanks for your comment, even if my response is six weeks late. I'm sorry you've been painted in such an unfavorable manner. It's a waste of their energy. Hope you have a great thanksgiving with your loved ones around you!


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      5 years ago from Central Florida

      How fitting that I should come across this now when someone delights in seeing me as a monster. Ironically, as they present their artist rendition of me and seek supporters they are unable to sway those that know me. And as she desperately tries to hang me my grace tightens the noose that she has created around her own neck.

      If this is based on fact then let it hang. Just as those with no love inside them are unable to portray love, no one could portray a monster if it never existed within themselves.

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      Brian Loewer 

      6 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Hey Justin. Oh nice, what's the name of your book? Yeah I still have it, what were you interested in reading?

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      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Brian, nice work. Haven't seen you in awhile. I just released my first book of poetry. you and I should do some readings together. You still have my number?

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      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      shall i then make a canvass out of nothing? so nothing shall come out?

      so vivid and so true...nice...

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      6 years ago

      "I'm a sorcerer of evil". Like it ! Very clever, Brian. Keep it up, Mr :)

    • LVidoni5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Loewer 

      6 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Thanks so much Sueswan, it's always great to read your comments!

      Thanks a lot FitnezzJim!

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      6 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

      This is a great potrayal from the perspective of the falsely wronged.

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      6 years ago

      Hi Brian,

      They make you out to be the monster while they play the helpless victim.

      Voted up and away!

      Take care :)

    • LVidoni5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Loewer 

      6 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Thank you smga. I appreciate your comment.

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      6 years ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh

      Excellent Hub :)

    • LVidoni5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Loewer 

      6 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Indeed they are Tony, thanks for dropping by!

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      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Nicely done. Perceptions are great fodder for poets.


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