My Baby Pepper

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

I know it’s probably very difficult my friend
to move on from your loss,
For my Pepper’s life too had come to an abrupt end
With no illness or obvious cause.
She was perfectly fine… running around preying,
Suddenly one day she stopped eating and playing,
and no matter what we did within three days she passed away,
Oh god! She was our first pet and we miss her to this day..

People around will drive you mad,
By saying she was just a cat, why are you so sad?
I have lost many people over the years
But losing someone you’re responsible for,
Will drown you in guilt, more than just tears,
Leaving you with thousand questions and more.

As your life’s perspective becomes skewed,
You sit and do nothing but cry and brood.
Why did she come into my life if she had to go so early,
I had to find peace.. there must be a reason surely…

She had come to teach me
The most important and difficult lesson of my life,
Letting go! ……
To come to peace with things around me
Without holding grudges, feeling guilty or complaining of how much I have strived.

For the next few years I had to let go of a lot of things,
Relationships, people, my home and everything I used to cling,
Letting go of her had mentally prepared me,
To get through those tough years you see,
She had come into my life to make me emotionally more stronger
Than I ever was before…

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26 Comments

  1. aparna_097

    This posted reminded me of cats that we used to have in our house. As our area, was infested by stray dogs all were killed one by one. My whole family and me were really sad. I can relate to it

  2. Ally

    I am so sorry that your cat has passed away. My cousin’s cat passed away last night, they really do become members of the family.

  3. Arnab Majumdar

    This post helped me to remember felines that we used to have in our home. As our territory, was swarmed by stray mutts all were slaughtered one by one. My entire family and I were extremely pitiful. I can identify with it

  4. Beautiful Mind Blog

    I think it’s so hard to lose a pet. I had a dog from age 3-18. When he died, it felt like losing a family member because I knew him my whole life. People who don’t care about animal deaths will never understand the love you and your pet have for each other. They are missing out

  5. passportofawanderwoman

    This is such a beautiful poem. But it is sad. I don’t have a pet, but I sit my friends dog and love him to bits. i would never want to lose him. And that is the reason, why I don’t want to get a pet. I would be too devastated.

  6. Monidipa

    This is such a beautifully sad poem.
    “The most important and difficult lesson of our life, Letting go.”
    so true line, I am sorry for your cat, but I guess she came in your life to teach you most important lesson.

  7. Astrid H Vlahakis

    I am so sorry for your loss. I do not own a cat but I adore them– pets in general. Your poem was fantastic. You are very talented.. keep it up!

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