In loving memory of ‘Sallu’ my cat
My cat ‘ sallu’ left this mortal world last summer . He was almost a year old. He was a happy cat all his short life. He ate, played and was sprightly most of the times. I never saw him being indolent, or sad. He stayed active mostly. When he died, I gave him a decent burial and cried for his departure for some days.
What I analyzed is that we get sad when our pets die and we miss them terribly. But after some days we start feeling like they never left us. We feel like they again joined us, if only in our memories or in our dreams.
After ‘Sallu’ left us I wrote a poem for him in the middle of night and then I decided to celebrate his beautiful time with us.
Is that your grave or heap of our fond memories?
Mound of our sweet love,
So close to my heart, you little tuft of soul
Your kind of love, for sure I will never have again
And you will never know,
How much your departure triggered the pain
You melted my heart for the last time
While breathing your last, you answered me back
your eyes had surprise, you questioned my crying
Dear mom would you let me go?
look I will be happy with my bubba brother
On the other side, we both will be together
Our forever home is in paradise
With God everyone is happy and in bliss
We will never have misery, fear or illness
This world is only a chaos and a mess
We are promised nothing in this
And I conveyed to God your message
He promised to build a heaven and a passage
Now wipe your tears, for I promise to greet you
With every rising sun and until the life is in you
Ours is the world there, most beautiful,
Unlike the one I have lived with you.