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I saw a man who wasn't there by Landorie I saw a man who wasn't there by Landorie
As I was going up the stairs
I saw a man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
I wish, I wish, he’d stay away.



--Antigonish, William H. Mearns
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Daily Deviation

Given 2005-01-06
It's very vague in it's simplicity yet you might get a creepy feeling crawling on your back... I saw a man who wasn't there by ~Landorie invites you to make your own conclusions. ( Suggested by sea and Featured by suzi9mm )
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mfeliciano Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
when i was 13 years old i went to sleep in my room which wa very dark and i woke up at around 3am and felt someone next to me so i reach over and touched what i thought was my brother and turned back to sleep that was when this shadow person got up and i asked him where he was going thinking it was my brother and it kept moving slowly around the room along the wald then it stopped and looked back at me and started walking towards me then i felt verry scarred because this shadow was darker than night so i thaught it was a spirit of the night and i started praying to god to help me and the shadow stoped walking towards me and kept walking towards the door and opened it i was very afraid that this spirit would hurt my systers that where in the next room so i got the courage to get up and tried to turn the lights on and when i did the lightbulb shorted out at this point i started to cry of fear i knew something was here and i kept walking towards the walkway set of lights and when i flicked the switch they also shorted out and burnt so i started to cry out for my parents help and my father came to aid me and tried to turn the lights on and asked me what happened to the light bulb and i fist asked where was my brother and he said that he is sleeping with them and then i told my parents what happened to me after this i have seen these shadow figure follow me in different places and many weird thigs have happened to me for over 20 years
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PrettyPain Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
One of my favorite poems , I think you've captured it perfectly.
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kezzerbob Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
I love this poem! So the picture is just amazing, it is really creepy!
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sack-tapper441 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
i love that short poem. it has a touch of creepiness, yet it is butiful for only four lines. and this picture really sums it up. kudos :)
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brass-kettle Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009   Traditional Artist
I have been searching for this poem and its author for some time now. Thank you for the knowledge shared of whom, and also thank you for the eerie accompaniment picture. ^^

Adding a fav.


~D.
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La-Dolly-Vita Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
Congrats on the DD :clap: :deviation:
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Logic-is-Good Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2007
This kind of reminds me of a dream I had last night.
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claycay Featured By Owner May 23, 2007
Photography is this i think.
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randomnothingnis Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006  Student Photographer
brilliant, and utterly terrifying. i love the darkness all around and then all you can see is the man; nothing else takes away from him, he is the main focus, but he isn't really there, is he? :XD: truly amazing piece.
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SomeDutchKid Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2005
Very cool title and awesome lighting. Amazing.
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Edme Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2005
Wow! Congratz for DDF mate! :worship:
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MescalineBanana Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2005
You've given me nightmares.

Well done, and thanks.
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qirky Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005
very nice.
creeepy too. eeps.
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lasersforeyes Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005
I love the creepiness! I love that weird little rhyme and this picture lends it an awesome dark depth. Very, very cool.
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handsinpantsdance Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005
gotta love the movie
gotta love the deviation
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Seimei Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005
Ah, reminds me of Real Scary Stories and Fatal Frame. 8D <3 Instant favorite.
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Kamaro Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005
Wow . . . you really brought a whole new dimension to the poem.
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shortidiva19 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005   Filmographer
Let's see how shall I say this?

Clever.;)
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presencenotknown Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005
how awesome is that
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bullshitartist Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005
That poem was used in Velvet Goldmine. Actually, it was the first thing I thought of when I looked at your picture. Great photo.
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Landorie Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2005
Really?! The poem was the first thing you saw when you looked at the picture! That was awesome! Thank you for your nice comments. :hug:
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backlitstranger Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005
i absolutly love this so emotional and conceptual. gorgeous job,
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Zell-911 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005
Nice quote from Identity....good movie. Nice shot aswell.
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bhindhazleyes07 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005
Wow, this picture is great, I have seen really good pictures in black in white, but this one beats most of what I have seen...It is a very interesting piece, and I like it alot.....definately a fave of mine
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Landorie Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2005
Thank you. ;)
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mezzzmorized Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005   Writer
Very nice keep shooting
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MrFantastico Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005   Photographer
i would have liked more if the large black area had a less distinct transition to the lighted area.
but a very nice photo, regardless.
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waiteddimaheet Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005
xD That is one of my favorite poems. Its in my copy of "Favorite Poems, Old And New". Brilliant job illustrating it.
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dwilliams Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005
Ohkay. I'm faving this for the freaky poem.
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Landorie Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2005
Actually the poem is from the movie Identity, at least it is where I know it from. But thanks anyway!
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BubblePop Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005
i love Velvet Goldmine, and the poem goes perfectly, what is that one the stair? it gives me the chills
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Shalora Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005  Professional Photographer
Absolutely amazing!! Congrats on the daily dev!!
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0uka Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005
this hits close to home in so many ways it's not logical for an idiot like me to try and put it into words, as i would most likely ramble on and use wrong things and whatnot. . .

so all i can do is favorite it and try to imply the aching feeling this gives me when i see the picture combined with the little peom. thanks for making this and congradulations on the Daily Dev. ye deserve et!
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Landorie Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2005
Thank you! :blowkiss: :hug:
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somethingknust Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005
Awwww, i like black color, also that pic makesme think weird histories, hmm maybe some day i'll write something about it... i'm sure :aww: maybe soon ^^


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backonthetrain Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005   Traditional Artist
ah crap i forget where that poem is from!! i love the pic though, very creative!
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Landorie Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2005
Thanks! The poem is from the movie Identity. It has been in my mind since I first heard it. ;)
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backonthetrain Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2005   Traditional Artist
ooohhh yeah!! i loved that movie...
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SWJG Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005
I believe everything I can say has been said, so I'll just say it's neat-o and what-have-you.

Who wrote that poem anyway?
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SWJG Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005
I believe everything I can say has been said, so I'll just say it's neat-o and what-have-you.

Who wrote that poem anyway?
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Landorie Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2005
I did not know who originally wrote the poem, but I have known it from the movie Identity. Thanks for you comments! :hug:
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SWJG Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2005
You're welcome, and I'm gonna have to look that one up :)
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Icesis Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Indentity rocked.
That's been my fav little poem like thing since I saw it. :)
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This is very well done! ^_^
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thirtynine Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005
Wow! Terrific. I love the sense of mystery =)
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IndieBohemianArt Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005
god, this is good. I love photography and darkness oooo its just chilling. very good.
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Target-Doll Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005
that was an excellent movie, and thats my favourite quote -- this is truly lovely and genius.
I have a weird definition of lovely, I assure you.
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Landorie Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2005
Thank you. :hug:
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