poems, both entitled Loneliness are good companion pieces to each other.
I have included them to describe the emotions, so that visitors to the
site may not feel as isolcated in their own emotions.
The first was written by me, during a time of Loneliness, Isolation and Desolation, ending with a rather bleak note.
©Kirsti A. Dyer, MD, MS
Loneliness comes from one of the Alliance Members, Karen Countermarsh
Fahel. This poem was written by her brother Peter wrote just two months
before he died.
Inside we're depressed and try to smile.
A smile don't work, depression gets worse
The idea of being lonely we try to nurse.
When it gets so bad we can't think any more
We should think of the things we truly adore.
Good times are there in the past of our lives
Whether it's with brothers, sisters, husbands or wives
If we have none of them just think of a friend
Remember a good thought, let happiness begin.
© Peter Coutermarsh June 28, 1994
The irony with these two poems is that I am still alive and Peter Coutermarsh lost his life to suicide, two months after his poem was written. To read about his sister's reflections on reading this poem at his funeral, check the link to the Loneliness poem.
'Listen' to Peter's words and Look to happy, joyous memories of the past during the times of loneliness to help hold on, until things get better.
As bleak as things may seem some times, they do get better. I am living proof of that!