Loneliness has only recently come out of the closet, so to speak, and presented itself as a widespread condition in the world. Sufferers often aren't the obvious reclusive people: They can be mothers, fathers, teachers, doctors, or anyone from any walk of life. Waiting for the widespread denial of loneliness in our society to go away, so that people can reach out to each other, may take a long time. Try art, music, literature and poetry for therapy - and in the meantime, the reader can try out these poems, written with clarity for ease of comprehension. The first step out of the cocoon and into the broader world is to recognize that you are far from unique in being lonely. Some of the themes are a little challenging, but no change comes without the pain of self-recognition. No adult-only content.