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The Cat Cry

Updated on May 18, 2017

The cat- cry

I was returning home from a funeral along the obscure lane of Park Street. I was a bit absent minded as the reminiscence of my neighbors funeral of started streaming into my mind. It was a completely deserted funeral, hardly anyone turned up.

Yesterday night he died a very unfortunate , unexpected death at quite an young age of forty-seven due to cirrhosis of liver .

My neighbor, Mr. Tefty was an unmarried , introvert person. To be better described , he was the ‘complete loner’. But this was his recent scenario. He always used to surrounded by plenty of people in his early good times. They were his ‘so-called friends’.

But today when he died, almost everyone, his near and dear friends all stepped out. The didn’t even care to sympathize for this kind man who had a kind helping hand to lend .

Nobody stood beside poor Mr. Tefty. I was absolutely disgusted by this inhuman, rude attitude though quite helpless.

A cat was lying dead ..surrounded by many other cats.

I was still walking plunged in intense distrait. The suddenly a sharp, shrill cry stopped me and I shrunk back. I saw an unforgettable sight.

A gullible, little , crippled cat was lying dead with blood flowing incessantly from it’s ears and head almost smashed. I understood a car ran over it. It was a normal road traffic accident due to rash , boisterous driving. But the most remarkable thing was the cry of the other cats due to the little cat’s unfortunate death.

The still, dead cat was surrounded by at least fifteen other cats who were bellowing and whining like immature children. They were all sullen faced, morose and heart broken. It was a war-like aggressive cry expressing their unutterable, torment and grudge against the car driver who was responsible for their friends’ unfortunate death. Melancholic gloom reverberated in the streets. The plangent cry of these grief-stricken cats had imparted an intensely, mournful, plaintive ambience.

I stood to see this for a while and returned home downhearted, but acquiring a valuable inspiration from this ‘Cat Cry’.

Inspirational words -

Shine in your light so brightly that others around you in darkness are enlightened in your light.

Be the light of others when they are in darkness but not when there are hundred candles surrounding them. When you are taller , never neglect the one who is inferior, in turn place your hands on his shoulders.

Which one do you choose to do?

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    • Debangee Mandal profile imageAUTHOR


      22 months ago from India


      This is a noble job. Some of the poor little cats are not even fortunate enough to be buried after their death. It is actually a very good thing that you do. They probably don't know how to speak but they know how to bless wholeheartedly.

      This tragic thing has touched me too , so I felt like sharing with you all. I am glad that you all felt the same way and I could successfully pass on the message.

    • FlourishAnyway profile image


      22 months ago from USA

      This touched my heart. So sad what happened to that dear baby as well as the man who no one mourned. Those cats demonstrate what I have seen time and again -- that animals to exhibit emotions and loyalty. My small backyard is filled will not only my own cats that have passed away over the years but also cats from my feral colony that have passed away and cats belonging to poor people who do not own property so they couldn't bury their dead animal. I have also found dead cats on the road and made my husband bury them. They at least deserve a loving burial to return to nature rather than becoming roadkill. I'm so sorry you had to see this sad scene, but you gleaned a good lesson for us all from it. Help however and wherever you can. Care for others.

    • Debangee Mandal profile imageAUTHOR


      22 months ago from India

      Thank you Tamara for your generous words. Have a good day!

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      Tamara Moore 

      22 months ago

      Eye-opener! Thank you for this inspirational post, Debangee.



    • Debangee Mandal profile imageAUTHOR


      22 months ago from India


      Thank you Divakar for your kind words.


      Thank you so much for your appreciation.

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      22 months ago

      Invaluable life-lessons learned and a story told with insight and empathy. Thank you!

    • divakar3368 profile image


      22 months ago from Maldives

      Touching story.some of your narrative expressions and techniques are pretty exceptional. There is certainly a good message.

    • Debangee Mandal profile imageAUTHOR


      22 months ago from India

      Thank you Hari.

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      Hari Prasad S 

      22 months ago from Bangalore

      Good message. Well done.

      - hari


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