M.D Dinesh Nair

(Thrissur/Vijayawada)

A CAT AND RAT GAME


In the world of many beautiful living beings we like to live
Observing the sky and looking curiously at the rare visitors
A squirrel, a sparrow, a parrot and a dragon fly.

All of a sudden we can see a rat that runs for its life
As a cat is after it chasing without a stopping for a breath and
We call it a game though it is a battle for a life and making a living.

Before our eyes the rat appears to flee for ever
And the cat retreats and settles with a small reptile at times.
We may give a sigh of relief though the poor reptile is gone!

A question has to haunt us often as why we still have a cat
That will one day surely kill these rats plenty
And where shall we hide our minds akin to aliens disfigured?

Submitted: Sunday, June 16, 2013
Edited: Thursday, August 01, 2013

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  • Freshman - 1,817 Points Bri Edwards (1/8/2014 7:13:00 PM)

    i only have four minutes to comment!
    i thought most people would like to see a cat catch a rat. i would like to see all creatures eat cereal instead. but then how would the rat population be controlled? ? ? you lost me on the last line, dinesh. other than that i enjoyed the poem. thanks for sharing. :) bri (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,093 Points Geetha Jayakumar (8/1/2013 9:17:00 AM)

    This poem reminds me of Tom and Jerry, so is our life too like them..We love watching cartoons but in real life so tough....Good poem. Liked reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,759 Points Valsa George (6/19/2013 7:48:00 AM)

    The cat and the rat symbolically represent the predators and the prey! ! It is unfortunate that some are ever hunted and some thrive and fatten on others' blood and sweat! Who can reverse their fate? How we wish there is a reversal of roles at least occasionally! A powerful write as ever! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 321 Points Om Chawla (6/19/2013 2:19:00 AM)

    'A question has to haunt us often as why we still have a cat'.
    Very well written with a really thought provoking query at the end. Liked it. (Report) Reply

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