In an attempt to understand loneliness and what it is, I analyzed 180 poems that were on Internet, written by many people, in order to understand what are some of the common themes that people mentioned with regards to loneliness. Below is a description of what I think are some of the salient components of loneliness. Please bear in mind that these descriptions and interpretations are my own and do not necessary reflect the thinking of anyone else. They are not meant to be the final answer on the matter, and is only described here as a way of illuminating some of the common experiences associated with loneliness. If you disagree with something I wrote here, or would like to discuss any point with me further, please feel free to send me an email.