This poem definitley speaks to this dog lover. I was expecting the speaker to be embarrassed and was pleasantly surprised when the speaker turned out to be the dog! The title "The Good Life" is great. It is a good description of the life of a family dog who lives indoors with his family. The rhyme and rhythm of this piece are excellent.
I love the word play. It makes me wonder if the poet loves money or is alluding to a romantic love that the poet fears losing or a budding romance that the poet wants to grow (Can I borrow some attention or will you lose the interest?) I confess to not quite understanding the use of (pal)! and think that if there is a romantic undercurrent, the poem is stronger without it. (Credit my principle) - That could mean trust me, I'm not going to let you down. Also implies that the poet would be a valuable romantic interest (principal). But I get that without the parenthetical.
Love the poem - great idea.
This is an excellent description of a lady suffering from depression, apparently brought on by a breakup with the one she loved. In some ways it makes me think of Biddie of Great Expectations. The descriptive language and the metaphors paint a picture of the suffering lady. It makes me want to know more about her and her story which is the only reason I gave it a 4.5 instead of a 5. I love your use of language!
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