This is a collection of statements, rhymes and even a prayer that I have developed over the years. Many of these were from deep feelings and hard experiences, and some were simply what interested me at the moment. It could be primarily said that both ‘love’ and ‘pain’ were the most influential emotions in my life. Thus, the title of this book. Each one had a place in my life, whether to describe joy and happiness or sadness and regret. Being in combat, like that of Iraq in 2006 and 2007, allowed for recollection and remembrance of my life, past and present. This book is a reflection of how the mind of a 50 year old sees the world after so many experiences, relationships, wonders, and disappointments.