Every busy household, organisation or occasional friendly gathering have that invisible presence with movements, sound or untraceable presence which can unexpectedly change the dynamics of things, from one location to the other where your belongings appear or disappear at random or you might notice somebody's foot prints on the floor or stains on the wall, you name it. When events like this happen it reminds me of a poem titled “Mr. Nobody”.

It can resonate with a parent trying to be a home detective when asking the kids at home "Who ate all the apple pie?" The instant response from all the kids might be an outright "Not me" so WHO? Who actually ate the huge Apple pie reserved for tea tonight? Well its left for the parent to find out and that can take a lot of questioning and a little investigating to unfold this mysterious so-called ghost while staring at those sweet little eyes and lips covers with crumbs.

Who scattered my unlocked room with lots of papers, smashed my lipstick and spilled my lotion on the carpet without cleaning it up? Though none of my housemates owned up to the mess I know somebody was definitely in my room. I call this unknown presence who does all these mischievous deeds - typically the act of a child but sometimes could be an adult too "The Anonymous Mr. Nobody". Although the gender is uncertain but what is apparent is this fellow does not want to be named or seen on the act. However, these actions can be humorous or it could come as a surprise when caught on a CCTV camera. If you have a Mr. Nobody experience, please share. I would love to hear about it, as I seem to have lost my chocolates at home to Mr. Nobody.



Mr. Nobody


I know a funny little man,

As quiet as a mouse,

Who does the mischief that is done

In everybody’s house!

There’s no one ever sees his face,

And yet we all agree

That every plate we break was cracked

By Mr. Nobody.

‘Tis he who always tears out books,

Who leaves the door ajar,

He pulls the buttons from our shirts,

And scatters pins afar;

That squeaking door will always squeak,

For prithee, don’t you see,

We leave the oiling to be done

By Mr. Nobody.

He puts damp wood upon the fire,

That kettles cannot boil;

His are the feet that bring in mud,

And all the carpets soil.

The papers always are mislaid,

Who had them last but he?

There’s not one tosses them about

But Mr. Nobody.

The finger marks upon the door

By none of us are made;

We never leave the blinds unclosed,

To let the curtains fade.

The ink we never spill; the boots

That lying round you see

Are not our boots, – they all belong

To Mr. Nobody.


Laughed as I read this! Mr. Nobody recently took my daughter's precious bowl of rice from her boarding house fridge... She was so upset. But I said she had to forgive 'Mr. Nobody' cos maybe Mr. Nobody was very hungry and her rice was Mr. Nobody's blessing. Hahaha!!!
I am glad to see this site fully up and running again. Mr Nobody can indeed be quite dangerous because many a time they come smiling with their mouths but evil and mischief abound in their hearts. Mr Nobody tends to thrive in a lot of office and organizational politics. One needs the spirit of discernment and wisdom to expose and overcome their trickery and wiles. It is well Pastor Anita. Shalom!
Frau Glauben
I remember that Mr. Nobody poem! Sometimes a disappearing cookie at home or something like that. That was an interesting take from Wilson.
This is interesting... Thank you
This is deep in thought. But, ''I call this unknown presence who does all these mischievous deeds-typically the acts of a child but sometimes could be an adult too '' The Anonymous Mr Nobody'', although the gender is uncertain but what is apparent is this FELLOW does not want to be named or seen in the act'', says it all. A very correct description of the voice of Jacob, but the hand of Essau. If this deceitful Mr Nobody is not discerned, one may put the blame on the innocent and heap praises on this Mr nobody. Mr Nobody is very crafty and no knows how to cover up his tracks. But he always leave behind a 'something' that will reveal his performance of the act. Look beyond the surface and you find his trace. But do not be in hurry to go for him, he may turn the case on you. You need divine wisdom to pin him down to the act. This Mr Nobody may appear in another person's form, speak in another person's voice, walk in another person's gait, or even use another person's ''fingerprint''. He comes to steal something that is precious to you, but pretends to be a friend. He comes wearing golden appearance, but his very substance is charcoal. Mr Nobody is real. Do not be deceived! Thanks ma for this insightful article, and also for giving us this platform. More knowledge, more wisdom, and more grace to you.
Tracy M
Mr Nobody snatched my sisters marriage,she travelled on a journey that would bring her family to stardom and riches upon arrival several mr Nobody took over her personal affair.Mr Nobody took her place and job,she lost it all to mr nobody. Lesson learnt,Mr Nobody is a 2faced person,one who pretends to be your friend when the going is good, strikes when you are not looking and turn thier back when things get tough.thanks
Mr Nobody is a coward who will not come out in the open to own up what he has done. A two faced who hunts with hounds and runs with the hare. Mr Nobody acts one way in a certain situation and then in a contrary manner in another. A pretender who pretends to be your friend but not your friend behind you. Mr Nobody likes to take the easy way out and is untrustworthy. A very dangerous and deceittful individual. Beware of Mr Nobody. My beloved and beautiful Pastor, I pray God will give you the grace to decern Mr Nobody. God bless you. I Love you
I was totally down, having met lots of disapointments in life, but reading your post kind of give me some alleys of hope. Having come from top to bottom, i have been in deep thought for some months now. Many things have crossed my mind, from the weird to the suicidal points, but with what i read from you now, i think i should still look out for God's hand in all these. Thanks for this writeup, will still need to unburden myself to you, if i have the opportunity. Thanks, remain blessed.
Mr. Nobody is often Mr. Somebody refusing to own up to his acts for many many reasons. In the end and with time...Mr Nobody exhauses his lies, tricks and defence and every get to know who ate the Apple pie. Time and chance always happen to him.