The Pain of Love

A poet’s love poem takes us to the heavens,
with memories of sharing beauty and joy.

With the skill of an artist the poet paints,
a word picture of hearts that embrace,
dreams of futures that will never end.

Those lonely years, finally the one that makes my soul sing.

But at times love poems remind us of what was,
could have been, and the tragedies of loss.

The pain of love is written in songs,
“I could have missed the pain,
but I'd af had to miss the dance.”(1)

Yet we want love, to receive it and to give it,
with the sharing of times and the pain of the ending.

Eulogies are written into song for the loss of love.

Yes, the young, the not so young and the old,
want to be poets writing our own love poems.

Hoping and praying that our love poem today,
will not become the words song writers use for the
pain of love tomorrow.

(1) The Dance ~ Garth Brooks

Author's Bio: 

Wayne L. Misner is owner of Healthcare CIO, a consultant company in New Jersey. He has been in the healthcare field for forty years. In addition, he became the Vice President of Programs and Education for a NJ chapter of Parents Without Partners, where he moderated men and women’s groups across the state. For ten years, he had the opportunity to facilitate many groups of men and women who were struggling with not being able to listen (was basis of his book – Men Don’t Listen, as well as many articles printed all over the world. His book – Men Cry Too, are poems and prose about heartaches and divorce.) While at the Rehabilitation Hospital, Misner was a facilitator of the women’s group for both inpatients and outpatients.
Over all these years he has installed systems in Jersey Shore Medical Center (Meridian Health System), St. Elizabeth Hospital (Trinitas), and Morristown Medical Center (Atlantic Health System). In addition, he has directed the Information Systems Centers at Carrier Rehabilitation Hospital and Shore Memorial Hospital. As Vice President of the Princeton based NJ Hospital Association, Mr. Misner represented all the hospital members directing, “The Hospital Information System.”

He is the father of two sons and one daughter.


Disabled Korean Veteran with Bronze Service Star
New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal
Follmer Bronze Award
Reeves Silver Award
Muncie Gold Award
HFMA Medal of Honor Award