Somanathan Iyer


The Kittens


A co-tenant without paying any rent
Occupied our balcony even before I moved in
Giving birth to children twice in a year
She is none other than a female cat
Earlier offspring born to her lasted never long
Victims of either stray dogs or rogue male cats
They all perished without much to bother any
But the latest arrivals from her womb
A pair of cute kittens a male and female
A grey and white and a pure grey one
With beautiful eyes and rosy nose
Either by prudence or by providence
Got themselves tamed thus becoming darling to us
Three times a day they cry for milk and food
Obstructing our movements till they are served
Running into the house with sweet mewing all around
Once their tummy is filled teases us to play with
Tired with play resting in the shoe rack
Really a time pass for the weary minds at home
The kittens are here with us in claiming their dues
Which we owe may be in our earlier birth

Submitted: Monday, July 22, 2013
Edited: Monday, July 22, 2013

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  • Valsa George (7/31/2013 8:47:00 AM)

    Oh, this brings beautiful memories of the time we had these cute creatures at home! How they can amuse and tease us to rouse us from our weary moods! The poem brings such lively images that I feel these litter of kittens are before my eyes! ! Enjoyed! (Report) Reply

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