Treasure Island

Pradip Chattopadhyay

(28.01.1961 / Kolkata)

A Kitten's Story


Hurrying to my work in the untimely shower
Caught my ears the mews but it was rush hour
Must be another kitten born with no luck
Abandoned in the shrub growing on sidewalk!

The day soon rubbed off the mews from my mind
Till my feet trudged home leaving the drudge behind
Once upon that sidewalk in twilight's grayish hues
I heard it from neath of grass pain's plaintive mews!

Must be an angel possessed me I did find it out
Picked up took home put warm milk into its mouth
My lady unpleased said our hands are already full
Here you bring another like you isn't another fool!

But she was the first one to make it a cosy bed
She was the one worrying how it to be properly fed
Yet filled the air its agony's mews all day and night
She said your taking it here wasn't all that right!

Its ma must have left the baby in the bush safely hiding
Picking up and taking it home was quite a wrong thing
She must be now crying wild searching everywhere
The baby wouldn't stop crying till getting back mother!

So the cute kitten I placed back in the hideout on sidewalk
With the prayer it gets back ma wishing it good luck
Leaving it with heavy heart I walked away for day's work
Sighed the silent sidewalk on my way home after dark!

Submitted: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, August 05, 2014

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sometimes the dividing line between wrong and right is too thin.

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  • Piyush Dey (8/14/2014 12:14:00 AM)

    this a very lovely piece. how beautiful you expressed the bond between a mother and her child.
    enjoyed! (Report) Reply

  • Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (8/6/2014 5:37:00 AM)

    Good is God and man who has been blessed with such disposition kind, affectionate and humane that you have all......You are a great soul......I love reading your poems (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (8/6/2014 12:11:00 AM)

    .....Oh, how I wish you had kept it at home instead of leaving it to its fate! Kittens are so lovely! Each time I see a stray kitten, I long to give it a shelter.... If ever I attempt to do it, there would be a row in the house from my husband who is not a cat lover......! So I just suppress my sympathies! This is a cute poem.......! Really love the expression' pain's plaintive mews'! A 10 (Report) Reply

  • Lorraine Colon (8/5/2014 10:03:00 AM)

    Your stories always touch my heart. How fortunate are the abandoned if they cross your path. They will certainly be cared for with love. (Report) Reply

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