Happier than anyone could ever be,
Belly-up, your eyes were filled with glee,
Wagging your tail, enjoying the sun,
Knowing not how many hearts you’d won…
You remained unperturbed when someone picked you up,
With charms irresistible, you were the endearing little pup!
Nature, however, envied your carefree happiness,
And summoned skies to embrace darkness,
Clouds turned heavy, temperatures dropped fast,
The sun went away, skies became overcast,
Drops of water fell down & you ran helter-skelter,
Even hugs from your siblings made you feel no better!
To escape nature’s wrath & its watery deluge,
Under a stationary car, you sought refuge.
Triumphant, as you had grappled the bad weather,
With your siblings again, you were back to playing together.
Under the motionless car, your own beautiful world you did create,
But who would have imagined the cruel twist of fate!
The engine of the motionless car deviously came to life,
Running you over, as you breathed your last amid moments of strife,
The blood-stained wheels of the monster didn’t even halt,
Speeding away, not even realizing its irreparable fault!
Your once safe haven had turned into an abattoir,
Giving you no time to even bid an ‘Au revoir’!
When the storm settled down, and sun came up,
They returned, aimlessly searching for the happy little pup.
Unable to see you or understand your siblings’ grief,
Their search was limited, and their concern remained brief,
Thinking you’d have left, or maybe grown up,
Gradually, they forgot the playfully endearing pup!