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A Poem About a Stray Cat

Updated on December 22, 2017
Nana
Nana | Source

Hello, I am young feline Nana. I used to be a princess, as I thought, in my master’s house. One day, I saw my master and his family packing and moving their things. I never suspected they would abandon me. Then one morning they left and never came back. My heart was broken. I didn’t know where to go and what to do. This is my story about the hardship I had to endure as a stray cat.


I waited for my master

Until the sun sank behind the trees on the mountain

Casting grey shadows upon the grass

Night met me

With rain and thunderstorm

I curled up my tiny body and thin fur

Hunger and cold struck me like the lightning strikes

This was the beginning


Each passing day

Reduced my size and one could count my rib bones

I now come to understand

That my master has abandoned me

I have no home, no owner

I am on my own


One day I went to a nearby house

I was caught peeping through the window

And hit with an iron rod

Kicked with a heavy boot that I flew in the air

I cried and screamed in fright

Luckily I managed to escape

Before they ended my life

They yelled a name

Stray Cat!


I spent a couple of days nursing my wound

Thinking about the narrow escape

And thankful that I am still alive

I thought about the name Stray Cat

Maybe this is the fate of stray cats


When all is quiet at night

I’d sneak into the nearby houses yard

Checking their rubbish bins for food

I get dirty and my body stinks

I’d always return to look after our house


If only I could talk to my master

I'd ask him if he really loved me

Then why did he abandon me like this?


I am a young stray cat

Wandering the neighbourhood

Just for survival

I get abused, chased by both dogs and humans and beaten

I cry but nobody sees my tears


I hope that one day

A new master will welcome me to his home

Giving me a chance to live my life

Under the loving care of a human being

Nana
Nana | Source



This is actually a true story of this cat in the picture. Seeing her being abused, I took her to my home and cared for it for 6 months. On the day that I was to take her to the RSPCA, my brother adopted her and Nana is now living in a loving home.

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      Max 

      2 years ago

      I just adopted a stray cat. He is living with me and is very happy and healthy now. He has a very wild spirit! He is very sweet but can become crazy!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      4 years ago from Reno NV

      We just adopted two new cats from the Humane Society and they are getting comfortable in their new homes. What a cute kitty! Great poem, I hope you have a great weekend. Jamie

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      CrisSp 

      4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Oh, that's so sad. Poor soul! Thank you for sharing her story and bless you and your brother for looking after her. We used to have a cat. He vanished that I also even have to hub about him. Missing him....

      Voted up +++ and sharing.

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      ignugent17 

      4 years ago

      Oh I feel sorry for the cat. I know some people have to leave their pets but I do hope they will do it in a right way not just abandon them. Thanks for sharing your poem.

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      O William 

      5 years ago

      Hi Dana, that was so caring of you. Thank you for visiting this hub and sharing your story.

      Naturalife

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      Dana Tate 

      5 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      This was a very beautiful and emotional poem...I just adore animals and when I was a child I found a newborn kitten in my yard that my dog drug in, half dead. I nursed him back to health by feeding him with a tylenol-mouth syringe, they use for kids. Anyway my mom gave the cat to the humane society because it was too small...but, I always remember I saved the cats life.

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