Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille #80 – “Eat The Rich”  (posted by Kim)
We have expressions and sayings, such as ‘eat the rich’, ‘poor little rich girl/boy/kid’, ‘rich as Croesus’, ‘life’s rich tapestry’ and ‘strike it rich’, and songs about being rich, for example ‘If I Were a Rich Man’ from ‘Fiddler on the Roof, ‘Rich Girl’ by Hall and Oates, and Aerosmith’s ‘Eat the Rich’:

Pets enrich my life. They distract
me from strife, illness.
They fulfill this by
intuitiveness. Look
right into your eyes,
as if to say, ‘What can I do?
Petting me usually soothes.’
And, of course, when I stroke
their rich fur, we both purr.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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24 Responses to Enrichment

  1. Gillena Cox says:

    Such a rich share of an enriched life. Nice!!! Happy Monday Sara

    much love…


  2. Mish says:

    Unconditional love. They are a gift to us, indeed.


  3. robtkistner says:

    Nice write Sara! Really like the internal rhyme. Love my Shih Tzu Edgrrr… 🙂


  4. kanzensakura says:

    Our animals are indeed gifts of unconditional love to us.


  5. Vivian Zems says:

    So true. I’m going to give my Zeus a tickle now. 🙂 🙂


  6. Grace says:

    Very nice, they do indeed enrich our lives.


  7. Ode to pets! Yes they do enrich.


  8. kim881 says:

    I agree wholeheartedly, Sara! My cats and ‘granddogs’ definitely enrich my life, as do the wild ‘pets’, the deer, pheasants and other wildlife in our garden. I enjoyed the internal rhymes and the final purr!


  9. sanaarizvi says:

    Indeed they are nothing short of a boon 🙂 lovely write, Sara! ❤️


  10. lillian says:

    Smiling I am, at the ending of your poem here. Pets give unconditional love…and indeed, we receive comfort from them and oh yes, there is a purring that comes in that comfort! 🙂


  11. Pets can be so very sweet…. they do fill many lives with meaning.


  12. Misky says:

    It’s a special sort of love. I still miss my Molly.


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