My Dead Cat: A Poem

I know you weren’t well,
I saw you puking here and there
Yesterday, you were missing all day
And when I was home today
you had gone far away.

My little baby cat,
It was a little but a great life that you’ve lived,
I, as your cat-dad, am proud
For how you’ve till now survived.

Old habits still haunt me
When I come home inside the door,
Who’s gonna jump on my chest,
When I lie down on the floor?

I know, with time I will be alright
And that’s what you feel
Your death is indigestible,
Just know that I loved you so much
And I always will…

December 25, 2019

It was a day when I got home and didn’t see you at all. I got to know you’re no more. Where did you go? To heaven? But you wanted to play with me, right? You wanted to disturb me while jumping on my chest. You didn’t want me to read but to play with you. Okay, I’m ready now. Let’s play. Where are you, baby?

I had written this poem when one of my baby cats died all of a sudden. I know it’s useless to post after so many months. But there’s a reason for that, today, May 21, 2020 it is my 25th birthday.

This was one of the pictures I took last week with my another baby cat out of 17 other cats. His name is Kuku.

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Happy 25th birthday to myself. 🙂

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Sumit Yadav(25), popularly known as SumitOfficial, is a blogger from Mumbai who has been writing since 5 years, and has posted 600+ Blog Posts till now. He is an MBA and works in an Educational Industry in Mumbai as a Senior Career Consultant. His spare-time activities include creative things like -- Acting, Photographing, mimicking, singing. He has worked with Radios, appeared on National TV, interviewed authors, appeared on newspapers for multiple activities, and has written reviews for magazines. Also, he's been consistently writing offline in his journals for more than 875+ days now. He believes in Continuous Progression, and Exponential Growth. 

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69 thoughts on “My Dead Cat: A Poem”

  1. Happy birthday Sumit Sir, today we are not gonna talk about your post but we are gonna talk about you, how amazing, kind, humble and a wonderful human being u r, not only u r that but u r very supportive and kind towards your fellow bloggers, from being supportive to being inspiring it’s all u have been in this small little WordPress family of mine sir, the way u realize things no one can. I haven’t known u for long, neither I know u personally but the way u guess why I am having sad vibes, how childish I am is beyond my words to express the gratitude I feel towards u sir the way u saw that small little girl, no one can see that one is one of my favourites on this WordPress. How u adore and never forget to show love to ur dear ones like ur mom, ur lead sir, ur best friend or it can be one of my favourite person in this blog my rhyming princess shows how humble and a kind human being u r.
    Thank u so much for the love and support u show on each of our blogs and how well u understand us. Thanks for being there sir.
    Happy birthday
    My best wishes and regards to u sir.
    Have a rocking and fabulous birthday.
    Be the same wonderful human being u r.
    From the tiny little girl.

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    1. Can anything better than this happen? I’m so thankful to the Almighty right now for blessing me with a bunch of amazing souls like you around me. It’s not always about me, but the bond that we share, the words that we read and most importantly the untold emotions that we discuss make us stronger and connect us better.

      You’re always gonna be on that chart for me, little girl. Thank you so much for your amazing wishes. I’m already touched.

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  2. Happiest birthday Sumit ❤️✨

    We have become closest of friends,
    Yet our bond just continues to grow.
    You are now a major part of my life,
    A very special friend, I have ever known.

    Day by day,
    I have travelled along life highway,
    Sometimes just went round and round,
    But see,
    How fortunate enough I am,
    the one who stands out from the rest,
    Is you my friend, my best..!!

    You will never know,
    How much your friendship has meant.
    I just want to thank you for giving of yourself,
    Your friendship, one of my life’s greatest wealth.

    As today is the day,
    We should celebrate your birth.
    The day you came to life,
    And live down here on Earth.

    Hope today is a kind of day,
    Where everything goes right.
    Hope you have lots of fun,
    From morning until night.
    I wish you all the good health,
    And a lovely life of mirth.

    Your birthday is special,
    A day to start new.
    Break the rules you live by,
    And make your dreams come true.

    Happiest birthday Sumit. This was least I can do to make your birthday little special from my side. All thanks to Rashmi…if she hadn’t told me..I would have not known..that it’s your birthday.
    I wanted to post this on my blog…but I was not too sure…as I thought I have written it too childishly. But this was all I could write in 15 mins to wish you on time.

    So, happiest birthday Sumit ❤️❤️
    Much love to you.

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      1. Thank you Arshnoor ❤️
        But I guess…my poem gave justice to the love and respect that I have for him somewhere and he felt that.
        I am more than happy❤️

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      2. Good morning Sumit ✨
        Have a beautiful day ahead.

        Ask those girls then….they will tell much they love you..and you are the best 💙


    1. This is one of the best gifts you and Rashmi could have gifted me. 😭
      I’m really sorry that I was so late to open it as since last night I’ve been busy picking up the call, checking wishes on mails, Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, then blog comments.

      But this just touched my heart. Rashmi wrote a beautiful poem too. And then this one coming from you. I’m so emotional right now. I love you both a lot. Thank you so much for this immense love, Anushka.


      1. It’s your birthday Sumit. World wants you today❤️
        You don’t have to be sorry for any single thing. It’s your birthday yarr.

        We are more than happy, that we made you smile somewhere. What can be more beautiful than this?

        We love you more.✨
        How is your day going?

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    2. Before I write to Sumit on this post, I want to tell you how much I loved this poem of yours Anushka.

      I read it when you told me, but I did not drop by a comment. You know you couldn’t gift him anything better than Telling him how much his friendships means to you. How you have related it to highway and roads. And how last 3rd stanza becomes my favorite. You have poured out your heart within no time Anushka. We had a word when there was no time in 12am and you quickly wrote about him. He must be a proud blogger after this.

      It is not in the least childish. It is beautiful and pure the way you are. This cheers to my loved ones. I hope this bond stays the same and we cherish each other’s company all along…

      I loved it Anushka. And I am so proud of you ❤️

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      1. Rashmi ❤️
        If you and Sumit are saying it’s good..then it should be.
        Thank you so much for all the love you both have for me.
        You both mean so much to me and I am glad I made Sumit smile..for a while on his special day.

        This bond is gonna stay forever ❤️
        I love you more💙

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    1. Absolutely. Hah! Actually it’s he.
      Oh, you have it too? Wow!
      He is so mischievous that even on the snapping of my fingers, he gets up and start playing with me anytime.

      I love him so much. Thank you for the wonderful birthday wishes, Muskan. It means a lot.

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  3. I don’t know why but birthdays brings these kinds of thoughts too. Instead of celebrating, I write something so similar, of leavjng behind everything and just be gone. However, it’s all about being here and relishing the moment so here’s hoping you have a good one. A very happy birthday.

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    1. Truly said, Moushmi. It is always about living the best day but I’m a kinda person who doesn’t think much about other things but to leave something for those who need anything from me. I hope I keep on providing what I can.

      Thank you for your kind birthday wishes.

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  4. A very heart touching poem🥰…. Happy birthday Sumit Ji….i know u loved her A lot…. But don’t be sad remembering her…. Just relive those beautiful moments spent with her and let your lips curve in A beautiful smile… 😊

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  5. Not too many 25year olds are together enough to realize that time goes so fast and it is important to leave something behind and to make a difference. I am proud of you. Happy birthday and sending love love love ❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Being a writer, one thing I’ve learnt is to always leave things behind. People, memories, learning, helping hands, money, and the heart. So when you’re gone permanently, it will be stayed with them to cherish for a lifetime.

      Thank you for your kind wishes.

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  6. Happy birthday Sumit.
    Wherever your feet may take, whatever endeavour your hands lay on. It will always be successful.
    You’re the most kind hearted man I came across recently.My heartful wishes for you my friend🎉🎊
    Today you might have more birthday bumps to handle.Sometimes mind will ask for solitude in birthday. I don’t know what you prefer today. Whatever it may you will get the all the things you wish for.
    Have a colourful day Sumit🙂

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      1. I wish that smile to stick on your face for long sumit.
        My heartful wishes for you buddy. Keep writing and enjoy each and every phase of your life with your loved ones.


  7. Belated Happy Birthday Sumit!

    Thank you, you know why!

    I hope you had a wonderful b’day.
    Cheers on being 25.

    Coming to this post, I have seen your love for cats the first time you shared it with me. And I have adored it since then. This is my favorite post of yours. I have never been an animal lover. But through this post I could feel how humans are connected to their pets. How much pain they undergo when pets leave.
    You have written about everything that you had with him. How you innocently asking it to come and play with you. How you address yourself as a proud cat dad. How you tell his journey to us.

    I can feel when you said you wanted to jump on my chest. How you must be feeling when you did not see him that day..

    It’s such a heartfelt post. You should have shared with us that picture in which this cat wanted to play with you while you were reading a book. And how once it was over you.

    This picture is good as well.
    Both cat and cat dad look cute together !

    Take care of yourself!
    Once Again wishing you a belated Happy birthday!

    See you around ✨

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    1. Hahhahaah! I absolutely know why now! I already am sorry for that. But it took you a lot of time to be here now. But finally, the Rhyming Queen is here.

      Yes, the one you saw was one of the entries of my journal. He’s dead but you know what Rashmi, there’s this one Kuku, with whom I’ve shared a picture. He’s amazing too. He reminds me of the one who’s dead.

      He’s so much in love with me that even if he’s sleeping and if I’m snapping the fingers, he’ll wake up to come and hug me while meowing me.

      Oh yes! I could have posted that playing with my leg video na! I’m so forgetful.

      I’ll write something again someday and share.

      Thank you so much for the immense birthday wishes, Rashmi. ✨

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      1. You are someone to be loved and cherished. See you receive the same from humans and same affection is shared by your kuku as well.

        Sure we’ll wait for you to write and share as much as possible. You know we love everything that comes from you. As everything is so genuine.

        And once again let me adore that picture. I have already seen it a lot of times. Dad and the cat look adorable together ✨

        Smile dear one✨

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  8. Your words have so much pain in them. The way you expressed how you didn’t find her when you came back from work, OMG! Losing someone hurts.

    Also, welcome to the new phase of life Mr SumitOfficial!! You’ll rock this the same, I’m sure. 🌟


  9. Hi, I am so sorry about your gorgeous fur baby. We have recently adopted a rescue cat Gizmo and he has already brought so much joy and happiness in our lives- we can’t imagine a time without him; so I really feel for you. All the best

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