PND and Me – a poem by Rose Wren


This fantastic poem is by Rose Wren, Mother of 3. Rose is passionate about raising awareness of postnatal depression to help others.

In her words…

My poem explains what i went through, what i still go through, PND hasn’t left me for good, but i will fight it every single day until i can finally wave it goodbye forever.

PND and Me

I had this little thing
An illness you cant see
I want to tell you a story
About PND and me.

When my precious baby was
The size of a grain of rice
I thought this would be lovely
How a family would be nice

Then suddenly a fog appeared
It would sometimes come at night
I thought I could get rid of it
I was putting up a fight

People said I should be happy
But what they couldnt see
Was happiness and laughter
Had gone and left me.

I didn’t feel any love
When my little baby came
PND was getting me
Life just wasnt the same

All I ever wanted
Was to be a good mum
So why was it so hard
I just felt numb

It took away everything
But only for a while
I wouldn’t let it keep
My sparkle and my smile.

It took a long time
To finally be free
Of this hidden illness
To get back to being me

I got my life back
And so will you
Ask your friends and family
To help you see it through

So carry on, keep going!
Just you wait and see
I promise that one day
PND will set YOU free

Rose Wren 17/12/13

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