• Unconditional Love

    by  • March 30, 2016 • * Safe for Work *, To You • 5 Comments

    “Unconditional love!” Bam! Right in my eye!
    That’ll teach me. Next time I won’t forget
    how I’m supposed to love you like you are,
    not set boundaries or expect you to change
    or request anything you’ll see as a demand.
    You’re the only one who can do that, I guess
    —you’re the one who gets to demand of me
    this standard you call “unconditional love.”

    “Unconditional love!!” Whap! Your open hand
    gives it to me good and hard. I try to love, yet
    never love quite good enough for you. Strange,
    my mistakes aren’t unconditionally loved. See,
    what you call unconditional love is nothing less
    than a bad excuse for your abuse. Every scar
    I wear bears witness to your love’s foulest lie
    written in my own blood: “Unconditional love.”

    “Unconditional love!!!” Crack! I look a mess
    with my jaw all busted up. How big a threat
    am I to your self-respect, anyway? Must be
    hard for you to find the love in my goodbye,
    I suppose, but you won’t have to search far
    to find some new lover’s face to rearrange
    to be all you want. Will you ever understand
    why I must go? Call it my unconditional love.

    5 Responses to Unconditional Love

    1. @author
      March 30, 2016 at 6:45 pm

      Abuse? I’ll pass on commenting there. Then it’s can’t be unconditional love:( I’m learning to live by it & I’m happy I am. It’s given freely & thus I wish you well on your own journey.

    2. Rose
      March 30, 2016 at 6:51 pm

      I would think this was for me if it didn’t get everything so wrong.

    3. ZAP!
      March 31, 2016 at 12:05 am

      I never mean’t to push you away as I know I did.
      I demand nothing from you, I set no standards, you just imagine that I do.
      The mistakes are mistakes but you are still you and that will always be enough.
      I never wanted to change anything about you.
      I never did and I never will.
      There will be no rearranging here.
      You have not read enough to say but yes I do understand why you must go.
      Call it my unconditional love
      I wrote here you know, people actually liked what I wrote.
      Although I fear even if you did read them you would not think it me.
      Good luck au

    4. Suprise
      April 1, 2016 at 1:19 pm

      Author. I’m sure you were not expecting that response! The appearance of a rose at this juncture is most ironic.
      Rose. May I ask what made you comment, do you think they got it wrong? Who are you looking for?

    5. maggie
      May 17, 2016 at 9:26 am

      Unconditional love can only be given,
      can never be demanded.

      It comes by grace and truth.
      It is never found through judgment.

      Abusers too often falsely blame their victims
      as lacking in unconditional love,
      even using their own blindness to the truth
      as an excuse for past and justification for future

      Even the master of unconditional love
      offered no mercy to those who abuse children.
      Nor shall unrepentant abusers
      of any other person or creature
      escape the same millstone.
      Nor find reason to party in their hell.

      Even then, even there, they are loved unconditionally.
      It is not the unconditional love that is absent nor failing.
      It is the failure of the abuser to see love
      and to accept love
      and to ever know love.

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