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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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A-teinna 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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:iconwinglei:
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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:icona-teinna:
A-teinna Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Really very emotive, my compliments :clap:
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:iconcasadejoey:
casadejoey Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
AWESOME!
What did you use for light, the quality is fantastic!
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:iconnoor-al-haqiqa:
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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jjfellner Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010   Photographer
just awesome, mate!
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:iconal3ayali:
al3ayali Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
nice shot
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butterflies2Heaven Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
aw..makes me sad...:(

very nice capture :)
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:iconbrowny18:
browny18 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010   Photographer
the best!
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MapOfYourHead Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
העריכה מוזרה.. ומאוד בולטת.
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lenulita Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
dear Gilad,

i'm a fan and i love your work. your portfolio is one of the few ones that i really love to check out every time i'm surfing in deviantart.com.

this is a great shot and a very interesting subject :)

please tell me, have you "draganized" this shot? because it looks like that to me. it's a great technique to give emphasis on the subject and blur out everything else that would bother the viewer.

thanks and keep up the amazing work!
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Martincevic Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
great
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:iconsnowg00se:
Snowg00se Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
Beautiful shot Gilad.

love the poem too - how often it is repeated & how often we walk right past...
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JusttosayILoveYou Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
featured here: [link] =)
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:iconariiina:
ariiina Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009   Traditional Artist
so beautiful!!
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:iconevalilith:
EvaLilith Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So very simple and expressive.
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:icone-cj:
e-CJ Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
Featured [link]
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rolas33333 Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing focus!

It makes me want to hear his story
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zenah Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i luvd it :)
amazing ,.:rose:
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:iconberde:
berde Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
everything leaves a trace.
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Olga-Zervou Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
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Olga-Zervou Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
:heart: featured [link]
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Kate-McCridhe Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
...
:frail:
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Selfgiven Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
Amazing ! :)
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Riotxgrrrl85 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
amazing. the intricate detail in the guys face. its beautiful. is this someone you know?
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gilad Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
Not really. He has a little shop in town
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manuelitriago Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009   Photographer
Is this the 135 w/ soft focus?!
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x-Bloody-Alice-x Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
is he really alone?thats depressing.
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:icontonieja:
tonieja Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
what a mystery and tired face...
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witheredmoon Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
really brilliant.
just really amazing, I was going through all my notifications and it's pictures like this that just stop me dead in my tracks. really really beautiful.
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Danutza88 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey! You've been featured here: [link] :aww:
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32tsunami Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
love it..... so much emotion and style in this one - A classic! :nod:
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WhoIsLikeGod Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
goosebumps... just ...amazing..
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:iconsuniika:
suniika Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
all his life..in his eyes !
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MooseInAKilt Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Breath-taking.
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natalia123 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
Amazing shot...... :o
I love it. The poem goes with it so perfectly!
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myparamedic Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
outrightly brilliant. im used to you being the master of landscapes, architecture, and conceptual

yet this quality capture from you doesn't surprise me

emotional.
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devilhard Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
beatifull
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Froudich Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
Well done !
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agungboy Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
great!!
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AmirNasher Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
Great portrait! I like lite and tomes. I like how you manage to show his personality
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:iconrobal:
robal Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing portrait man, seems different to your usual work.
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hhryah Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
Great shot!!!
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Kiliwatch Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
Very nicely done. For a second I thought he was dead or something because of the way he looks at the camera. Like looking through it. Oh well, that's probably just me :P

Great work :)
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ankhnesmerira Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
j'aime beaucoup ca! :)
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Feb 6, 2009, 12:57:13 PM
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