Life After Pain

Wallis May Streete
2 min readApr 19, 2021


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Everyone goes through pain; it's inevitable. Even when we try to avoid it, we can’t. When life happens, love and pain embrace the same waves, and all we can do is ride them. Strength is not something that comes easy. For some, the effort to overcome such deep emotions is too much to bear, and they eventually become withdrawn from the world.

Silence is a space where pain reflects and feels beyond the limitations of our mind. Love can be intertwined with pain and make us fall deep into a world where both collide. Events in our lives shape who we are, building foundations that affect our essence and outlook on life. All that we experience changes the way we feel about ourselves and those around us. It is a voyage of self-discovery and a battle of self-worth.

When pain halts your life and builds walls around your heart, you must break through the barriers so that you can begin to live again. Time allows pain to change shape, but it never leaves. Pain is a vessel that we carry forever. Our soul can never dismiss it, but we can learn to live with its anchor and give room to happiness.

There is life after pain, just as there is love after hate. It is a journey that needs our utmost attention and energy. Pain will pull us down with mighty force and wrap itself tightly around our thoughts. We must live it, breathe it, and grieve. We must recognise and accept that we won't be the same after the tears and tribulations we experience. Life will seem different, but the rainbow has not died; only the colours have faded.

Inner strength is the engine of our soul. It drives a force of resilience in the eyes of the storm. We have to listen to the voice within and believe in the journey ahead. Pain can bathe us with sadness, desolation, and despair, but it can also reveal the brightest light. For when we decide to stand up and fight again, hope becomes our guide, and self-belief our greatest friend.

Breathe in love, exhale sorrow,

For there is life after pain,

In the hands of tomorrow.

Trust your heart,

Ignore your fears,

There is a journey ahead,

A road that you must follow.



Wallis May Streete

Mother of three. Freelance writer. Poet. Lyricist. Dreamer. “We are lost souls trying to find the light, and when we do, we dance with shadows.”