Me…. I feel not… I only see…

Staring outside on to the crowded streets
Ad-midst all the noise, commotion and scorching heat
I have stood behind a single glass door
and welcomed people into the store

I have been here from when the first customer walked in.
With a smile on my face and the best of all clothes, I said “come on in!”
What a journey it has been!
Human nature in a microcosm,I have seen

The youth, they have always cared about today
The old, they have always cared about yesterday
My owner has only cared about selling his goods
Sometimes it scares me to know about people, under their hoods

I have seen generosity in an old man’s deeds
I have seen greed in a human being’s needs
I have felt pain when a child gets lost in all that crowd
I have felt joy on just being adored

Now that I have become dusty with molds covering my core
No one really wants me around anymore
I’m going to be replaced by someone much younger
can they do as well as I have ever done! I wonder

Tomorrow is the day when I will be dismantled and thrown into a bin
Bah, to everyone in this place, I’m just an old mannequin
sometimes I feel like saying, “I’m as much a human being as anyone else here”
Alas there is no one but me to hear….

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18 Responses to “Me…. I feel not… I only see…”

  1. Aj says:

    Hey An…
    Blog after a long time…wow looks like the shop owner u worked for was not a kind person. Nice rhyming lines.TR padam rombo pakariyo? Good one.

  2. Anu says:

    deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeei…..

    edho firstu comment pannirikeeeee… so im letting u escape…

    yeah the rhyming sounds kinda deliberate na. may be i shd have made it into a story. well what the heck! its ok….

  3. Sesh says:

    ada ada ada, enna metaphorical things.. pullarichu pochu :)

  4. Nivi says:

    Wow! That was brilliant. A very different thought and a very very different perspective. I realized who it was in the last but one para and I was like Whoa!

    Great Anu. Good to see you back :)

  5. Dhivya says:

    Welcome back Anu! Nice post, with a twist… After every para, you had me thinking of a different person this could be.
    Kinda reminded me of that old navy ad where the mannequins hold a conversation :)

  6. Abhidnya says:

    Hey Anu,

    good to read your blog after a long time…and as usual u rock….nice rhyming words and awesome metaphor …

    Abhidnya

  7. Raghu or Rags or ... says:

    I was indeed wondering who the speaker is… very interesting.. a glassfront view of the world! kalakkita!

  8. Anu says:

    @sesh
    thiruppi arichudu…… he he lol

    @nivi
    hey thx…. i guess my days working at the suit shop kinda spawned this thought

    yeah it was my intent to keep everyone guessin… wanted to disclose it in the very last line but cudnt end it that way

  9. Anu says:

    @abhi
    thx abhi…. glad that u read it….tried my best to find rhyming words… was pretty hard to think in that direction :-)

    @Rags (hmmmmm i think i like raghu better)
    yeah was just wondering how it would be to stare through a glassdoor , standing at one place for the most part of your life….

  10. Anu says:

    @dhivya
    hey thx :-) sometimes i wonder how we ever came up with the idea of mannequins!!!

  11. CM-Chap says:

    Fabulous. As I read every word, I tried to figure out who it could be… Surprised me with ur end

    Gr8 going as always

  12. BKa says:

    An, gr8 to see ur post after a long time.. It was brilliant!

    Kartik

  13. chandru says:

    Hi Anu

    Your Blog was fantastic and thrilling with your excellent imagination woven into a nice rhyme.

    We loved the lines "I have seen generosity in Old Man's deeds and I have seen greed in a human being's needs.

    It is great to see you back with a wonderful piece. Wish you read more from you!!

    MOM & DAD

  14. Anu says:

    @muthu
    thx man :-) im glad that it actually surprised people

    @bka
    thx… back from LA???? glad u liked the post

    @mom n dad
    thx a lot!! this was somethin thats been in my mind for more than a month. im glad i found the time to put it on paper

  15. anusha says:

    I belong to the fashion industry … N i cudnt guess 😛 … damn !!!

  16. adithya says:

    Beaauuuutifullll…. Well I am reading a blog after a looooong time but am I glad this is the first one I read after a loong break… just brilliant.. really nice thought. I was actually thinking that you were talking about the perspective of a book (instead of a mannequin) as in a fresh book well dressed and worn out over a period of time in a library…. But hey you surprised me and no doubt mannequin was a much better idea… really wanted to reread and re-adore the entire poem. ..

    The best among the best lines were:
    “The youth, they have always cared about today
    The old, they have always cared about yesterday”

    What a thought maan.. so truee. And hey was just reading a few of the other comments … dude come on none of the rhymes sounded deliberate.. and please consider that as a sincere comment from an ARDENT fan of your poetry… I can vouch that this was really awesome.

    Waiting to know what event triggered you write this poem. I am surely gonna think of this poem when i look at a beautiful mannequin in a store :)

  17. Munchmany says:

    I agree with Adithya. I guess i too will be reminded of this poem the next time i see a mannequin.

    Anu, i discovered your blog through Rags’ blog and ever since i’ve been hooked to it.

    I am so very glad you finally wrote. I was wondering if you gave up blogging altogther cos this post has come after such a long time.

    Keep going!

  18. Anu says:

    @Anusha
    wow! interesting…. once upon a time, i was fascinated to enter that field… however i became a so called “software engineer”. I really appreciate the creativity in the work that you guys do

    @Adi
    thx… thx.. thx… thx… to the power of 100 million times

    so long since i have seen your comments on my blog.Well i once worked in a suit shop and have stood behind the glass doors right next to the mannequin for long hours just to kill time. I guess thats kinda when this idea sprouted.

    I really liked your metaphor too with regard to the book… awesome imagination :-) unfortunately i don have that kinda imagination :-) i write pretty much what i see or feel or undergo

    pls do keep visiting my blog page… :-)

    @munchmany
    its kindaa rare to get time nowadays… some things need a process of reflection to put them in writing. I don get time enough to even do that…

    however i wont stop writing… it may just be less frequent. May be one blog in a month….

    but im really glad that you like my posts.. keep reading and keep giving me your feedback :-)

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