PND and Me – a poem by Rose Wren

08/01/2014

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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