No Pain

Last night

rotted by toxins

the branch broke.

I would not have believed

that all these years of ache and tears

could be so briskly whisked away

by the last straw,

yet today

the wound

leaves no pain.


I haven’t posted here since the first of January; my depression has been so severe that I didn’t feel able to write. Suddenly, big changes have come into force. This post is to reassure you that I’m still breathing, and the air is clean.

©Jane Paterson Basil



12 thoughts on “No Pain

    1. Sometimes it’s like tunnel; you feel as if it will never end, then one day you suddenly see the light in the distance. It happened exactly like that for me when I was in my 20s and suffering severe post-natal depression.

      I truly hope you see that light soon.


    1. The cause of the depression is gone since I took out a restraining order on one of my children, since there was no other option left to me. It might be a while before I fully recover, but I’m on my way 🙂


Thank you for dropping by. If you have any thoughts, questions, treats or cures, you're welcome to drop them in the comment box.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.