Mannequin – The Real Observer

Skin, this world keeps talking about skin and more,
I stay silent and in a corner and sometimes on display,
My eyes don’t blink, my hands don’t move,
But I am watching you, all the time in a non-creepy way…

How you walk, how you talk, how you treat people,
The only difference that I am not alive to judge you,
For all your actions, your presence doesn’t scare me,
I am fearless but I am watching you, all the time in a non-creepy way…

If you think I don’t have emotions, you might be wrong,
Think again, think hard and look at me, at that lack of expression,
I absorb all of what you could possibly be when no one watches,
I am broken yet strong, I am watching you, all the time in a non-creepy way…

Everyday I am forced to stay in the dark, it makes me strong,
Everyday I am given all day of light to feed my skin,
Everyday I overhear conversations you wouldn’t dare to,
Everyday, I am watching you, all the time in a non-creepy way…

You praise the dead, I being a non-living praise the silent doers,
Our journeys are different yet same,
Someday make time, take a look at me, my fears too,
Turn my eyes close so that I take a break from watching you, all the time,
in a non-creepy way…

I am taking part in The Write Tribe Problogger October 2017 Blogging Challenge.

32 Comments, RSS

  1. Anamika Agnihotri October 3, 2017 @ 2:03 pm

    You have given a new perspective about the mannequins which is quite wonderful. We may all say that judging others is not done but knowingly or unknowingly, we keep doing it and it only stops with our death. All the best for the Write Tribe Pro-blogger challenge.

    • adodani October 3, 2017 @ 2:05 pm

      Thank you so much, Anamika. For the visit and perspective πŸ™‚ All the best to you too.

  2. Vinay Leo R. October 3, 2017 @ 2:07 pm

    Oh dear. However will I walk past those store mannequins now without giving a second thought? Well written. Yes, they might be observing in a different way indeed!
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    • adodani October 3, 2017 @ 2:10 pm

      Thank you, Leo. This was an inspiration from my recent visit where I was standing next to one, and who knew it will come to life in the form of words. Thanks for the visit and comment πŸ™‚

  3. Apeksha Rao October 3, 2017 @ 2:56 pm

    Wow! This was so cool. I’ve always wondered what lies behind those blank eyes, and now I know. Loved it.

    • adodani October 3, 2017 @ 3:02 pm

      Thank you so so much πŸ™‚ Glad you liked it.

  4. Aesha shah October 3, 2017 @ 4:55 pm

    wow! Who thinks about what mannequin observes. You have amazing creative imagination! I never read poetry before I joined Write Tribe. I am learning a lot.

    • adodani October 3, 2017 @ 4:55 pm

      Thank you, Aesha. I am glad you liked it πŸ™‚

  5. Zainab October 3, 2017 @ 8:51 pm

    Well, now I’m not sure if I will ever admire the dresses on mannequins. With that said, a very powerful poetry!!!

    • adodani October 3, 2017 @ 8:54 pm

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚ Appreciate the visit.

  6. Sreedeep October 3, 2017 @ 10:19 pm

    Loved this. It’s very creative that you wrote a poem from a mannequin’s perspective. For all we know, they might be thinking like that. This is a great start to the challenge!

    • adodani October 4, 2017 @ 11:37 am

      Thank you, Sreedeep. Appreciate the visit πŸ™‚

  7. keerthi vydyula October 4, 2017 @ 12:49 am

    Very unique perspective Ashwini! I loved it. One would have never thought about mannequin’s thoughts in such a way! Simply brilliant…I loved these line the most….
    “Turn my eyes close so that I take a break from watching you, all the time, in a non-creepy way…”

    • adodani October 4, 2017 @ 11:38 am

      Thank you, Keerthi. I am glad you liked it πŸ™‚

  8. Anjana October 4, 2017 @ 1:15 am

    ” I am watching you, all the time in a non-creepy way…” very different. I don’t read anything buy fiction and non poetry, this is engaging!

    • adodani October 4, 2017 @ 11:38 am

      I am glad I am turning someone into poetry reader πŸ™‚ Love the feeling.

  9. Rajlakshmi October 4, 2017 @ 3:06 am

    Mannequins always have this ‘I know what you did’ kind of expression. Loved this creative piece … It would be scary if mannequins start imitating humans, as we ourselves are so messed up.
    The repetition of the last line gives the poem a nice flow.
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    • adodani October 4, 2017 @ 11:39 am

      Thank you, Rajlakshmi. I am happy you liked it πŸ™‚

  10. Nibha Gupta October 4, 2017 @ 7:56 am

    She might be watching me in a non-creepy way, but I’m sure to get creepy feelings now whenever I’m to cross by one of them! An interesting start to the challenge! Good Luck!

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    • adodani October 4, 2017 @ 11:39 am

      Haha thank you, Nibha. And all the best to you too πŸ™‚

  11. Sheethal Susan Jacob October 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am

    It definitely is creepy. To think about a mannequin watching us. Bit it’s good to know that there are actual people watching us without us knowing and even judging us for who we are.

    Beautiful lines. Loved how to wrote about something important so effortlessly.
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    • adodani October 4, 2017 @ 11:39 am

      Thank you so much, Sheethal. πŸ™‚

  12. Shalini October 4, 2017 @ 10:15 am

    Of course, if you hadn’t mentioned mannequins, it would’ve been creepy πŸ˜›
    What a different perspective! Great start, Ashu πŸ™‚
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    • adodani October 4, 2017 @ 11:40 am

      Thank you, Shalini. πŸ™‚ Glad you liked it Master Poet.

  13. SHALINI BAISIWALA October 4, 2017 @ 11:57 am

    You really have the knack for the poetic expression. You have made a dull object like a mannequin come alive with these lines!
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    • adodani October 4, 2017 @ 11:59 am

      Thanks, Shalini. πŸ™‚

  14. Shamik October 4, 2017 @ 12:48 pm

    Nicely articulated poetry Ashwini. Liked reading it. I applaud the way you described the feeling of a mannequin πŸ™‚
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    • adodani October 4, 2017 @ 12:50 pm

      Thanks a lot, Sham πŸ™‚ Means a lot.

  15. Mahak @babyandbeyondin October 4, 2017 @ 12:50 pm

    I agree with Vinay…I might never be able to look at mannequins in the same way again. Very thought provoking indeed!

    • adodani October 4, 2017 @ 12:52 pm

      Thank you so much, Mahak πŸ™‚ Appreciate the visit.

  16. Jinal Gada October 6, 2017 @ 12:13 am

    What a wonderful write up that is.. now every time I look at a mannequin I am going to R.E.M. this

    • adodani October 6, 2017 @ 9:46 am

      Thank you, Jinal. I am glad you liked it πŸ™‚

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