AnilKumar Sharma

Rookie (03/03/1990 / India)

Cat And Mouse - Poem by AnilKumar Sharma

I went up jogging in the greenish forest
Saw a whimpering cat, wiping tears with mustache
Told me that she was happy before this august
From when a little mouse was purloining its stash

'I went to a home nearer and stole a bread
And ran away faster before anyone caught', it said
'I closed my eyes to pray for God
And that sneaky mouse came and in my belly it prod'

'In disgust, I threw it a small piece
But it wanted much more and stole everything away
It left me nothing not even peace
So I started to chase it to a nearer bay'

'That louse was so small and hid in a hole
Where it stored all the things it stole
Peeping from the hole it held its face
And winked to me as I could not further chase'

'One day when I was free and on saunter
It came and threw some pebbles and ran
I went up chasing it, but could not find her
Returned home and found that empty was my pan'

'Now, whom to tell my hurdles', it said
While tears trenched its face, which was pale and red
Dry leaves came and stuck on its nape
It turned its head and rubbed till they could escape

I told her not to worry
And her time would turn up soon
A time when she need not, for food, to scurry
The time which would be a boon

The dry leaves are leaving the trees
To help them bear the new and healthy ones
It was all cold and mouse could not come out
Even cat's tears are unwilling now to leave its abode


Comments about Cat And Mouse by AnilKumar Sharma

  • (5/14/2011 2:09:00 AM)


    Wonderful poem... Superbly depicted Cat-Mouse symbolism for carnivore-prey relationship...
    'In disgust, I threw it a small piece
    But it wanted much more and stole everything away
    It left me nothing not even peace
    So I started to chase it to a nearer bay'
    Liked these lines a lot...
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 1, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 4, 2011


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