Dr. Antony Theodore


The Loving Cat And The Fried Fish - Poem by Dr. Antony Theodore

The cat and the fried fish

My mother cooks well.
She fried fish with different spices.
The smell of it filled the whole house.
Mummy kept the fried fish
on the kitchen table and went.

The cat smelled and came.
The cat came and saw,
sprang on to the kitchen table.

Suddenly God commanded
Do not touch it! ! !

Again the cat sprang
God commanded
Do not touch it! ! !

The cat could not resist
and reached the fried fish.
It was so tempting
and God commanded.
Do not eat the fried fish! ! !


The cat paused,
thought,
listened,
kept his tail down,
the head bowed,
stepped back.

In a decisive moment
the cat turned back
and went away pensive.

Being at peace now
the cat began to sing Miaaaaawoooo

The angels heard it
and the heavenly choir began singing
in pleasant and varied notes:

Miahhaaa woooo Miaaaa woooo,
Miahhhaaaa woooo

The cat and God smiled.

'I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance' The Holy Bible (Luke 15: 7) .

(When we have sexual temptations, God tells us 'Do not touch'. Would you become then the CAT in my poem?)

Topic(s) of this poem: temptation


Comments about The Loving Cat And The Fried Fish by Dr. Antony Theodore

  • Ernest Makuakua (1/6/2016 8:36:00 AM)


    wow wow wow im inspired powerful piece antony still inspired

    love the feeling and warning attached

    thanks for sharing
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  • Sana Ghostana (9/12/2015 12:39:00 AM)


    Very good poem! Nice metaphors. I love cats! 😺 (Report) Reply

  • Roop Rekha Bhaskar (9/1/2015 4:04:00 AM)


    Like the cat, the title got me curious. But unlike the cat in the poem i went ahead and devoured the poem. I am glad i did it. I was indeed rewarded by your message. I wish to be bitten by your cat every time i'm smitten by greed of any kind. thank you for the rich and virtious message. (Report) Reply

  • Sanjukta Nag (9/1/2015 12:35:00 AM)


    An awesome work on allegory with such a priceless message. I'm spellbound to say something more.......10+ (Report) Reply

  • (8/30/2015 3:40:00 PM)


    Fantastic imagery, Tony! Touching humor, your imagery of the cat and fried fish made me smile within. You totally did an about turn at the end, changing the meaning of your poem, but it was priceless! Yes, I would be the cat and turn away, not wanting to displease God in any way, shape or form. Sexual temptations lead to addictions that ruin your life and of those whom you use in your fulfillment of those temptations. Great poem, insightful wisdom given to all. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (8/30/2015 1:39:00 AM)


    Wonderful imagery. Persons who are in divine nature can resist temptation as the cat of this poem though it is too difficult to resist. An amusing poem so nicely and wisely depicted which brings humour. Many thanks dear Dr. Theodore, may God increase your poetic thoughts.........10 (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (8/29/2015 4:10:00 PM)


    A wonderful poem, Dr. Theodore. A good message! (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A (8/29/2015 8:34:00 AM)


    cat and rats in my house never bothers about God's command and so also men fail to control themselves in the Kali Yuga, my friend! What to do? These are tests by Fate to see how fare well in the exams of our life to give pass to cross the golden gate to heaven! The successful ones are perfect as gold and platinum! Read my The Ordeals We Face, you will know much better! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 29, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, September 5, 2015


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