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A Poem for Mental Health Day-Gratitude

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A Poem for Mental Health Day  Gratitude Daylight as I rise And as soon as I stand I remember  My spine protesting Against being upright Another day starts From the window I wonder at the colours Of the autumn trees Majestic as they face winter I’m less aware of the pain My heart less heavy Koshka head-buts me Affection maybe or just about food He stretches out a striped paw Exquisite markings remind me Of the beauty of this cat That we share our lives with  I smile and feed him, he purrs Next he creeps into the dogs bed  Cara bounds in and starts to kiss him Disgust his reaction I laugh out loud Our typical day begins Later with the very special Andrew In the Botanic gardens Glorious autumnal trees surround us We look around and feel grateful For the richness of this environment Relaxing into our place in this world My pain and disability can pull me Into really dark places The black dog never far away