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Feb 6, 2009, 12:57:13 PM
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An Old Tale by gilad An Old Tale by gilad

This is an old tale of no one you know
His name might sound familiar
But it wouldn't bother you too much
Soon it will be carved in the stone.

He lived a life and dreamed a dream
And loved the life in the time he was living it
Then in the whisper of a breath he was forgotten
His kids got busy, wife died, friends disappeared.

Within his sorrow he must strive
Although he feels there is no reason to stay alive
He can't just sleep and let his life go
So he wakes up to the same lonely house every day.

I would mention his name
But it wouldn't make a difference
He will be here until life is here no more
No memory left that he had lived in nothingness.

There is nothing lonelier than being forgotten
There is nothing older than this old tale
There is nothing sadder than telling it over and over again
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Annieta-Kr Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello, I have featured your beautiful picture in my journal: annieta-kr.deviantart.com/jour…

Thank you for sharing :)

grt. Annieta
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Liesenfeld Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Hello gilad,
this photo is fantastic.
I would like to use it for the website of a charitable group named seniormovers. Please contact me if you disapprove.
Thank you very much.
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The-Last-Titan Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
I really love the artwork, but I think that the poem is what completes the picture. Really deep and emotional.
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doncricri Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
his face shows that he has seen it all, perhaps
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winglei Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
that's a good pic with his expression. it does look like he's telling a tale from his past
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Annieta-Kr Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Really very emotive, my compliments :clap:
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casadejoey Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
AWESOME!
What did you use for light, the quality is fantastic!
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Noor-al-Haqiqa Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
You have made me cry. Magnificent image and poignant poetry. You truly are an artist with sensitivity.
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Ella128517 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
Thank you for this.
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MadDogMcQ Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
VERY POWERFUL TALE!! And a great photo!

I often discuss this very subject with a friend. I'm fully aware of the fact that once I'm gone, I'm truly gone! Other than my children and grandchildren (possibly), no one is gonna remember me or know that I ever existed. Just as I my great grandparents are completely invisible to me now.
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