This activity was done in a writing workshop where the participants were invited to create something out of plasticine that best represented them.
I see the world through a third-person’s point of view
Peering up, I see the people around me, towering above me
I am the orange tabby cat that sits around common areas
Areas that are frequented by people
People ignore or walk past me, barely noticing my presence
I do not have a home nor an owner to care for me 24 hours, 7 days a week
I do not disturb anyone unless I am hungry for food with a pitiful meow
Sometimes, I am subjected to loud shoos where people would chase me away or threaten to hit me if I do not budge
My life is unpredictable as I am either liked or disliked by society
Looking back at the creation story
God has created me
A cat as his own beautiful creation
Before he created men
Just like the people in society who are looked down upon
I too understand their pain
But I believe that just like the colours on my body
I have a loving and friendly façade where people would play or just sit with me
Am I a Visible or Invisible?
Visible I know in his eyes.
Written By: Darren Chan Keng Leong