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Unconditional Love

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It all began with a question: who dares to love forever? To eternally bind one’s heart to another; to make an immortal promise, and to mean every word.

Long ago I believed in fairy tales. I believed I’d stumble into a teenage love affair and marry my first love. However, when my fantasy failed to became a reality I stopped believing in happily ever-afters.

Drifting in the ether of doubt it became difficult to think I could love again (let alone forever),  because I trusted no woman would commit to the same. Self-destructive habits blossom in such a desperate state, and I collected mine with haste. I embraced the darkness, the shadow of solitude, and I believed it would forever follow me. The heavens disagreed.

For as long as I live I will never forget the moment that everything changed. It wasn’t a first encounter, this is not a tale of love at first sight. Though this narrative alludes to a beauty beyond description love is not in her looks, but her words. On a street corner I now honor as sacred ground, that collection of consonants and vowels we all wait for were thunderously whispered my way.

From first glance to closing kiss I’ve never known such bliss. Yet, when the curtains collapsed and happiness was eclipsed by unspeakable pain, my love for her remained. Alone again, this time I turned to self-awareness; in losing her there was nothing left to destroy.

Getting over her proved an ill-endeavor at every turn. Reasons that I should were ever-present and endlessly offered, yet my love for her remained. Certain that it was guilt, loneliness, or simply “the idea” that left me lingering I searched my soul for solace.

The trouble with asking yourself an honest question is you get an honest answer. This answer returned me to a question, the question I began with: who dares to love forever? With the strength of humility I confess I do, and do so unconditionally. It’s not often we get a second chance at love, and beautiful… thank you for being mine.

Comments

  • Anonymous

    Great job Jonny, really love this one!

    • Anonymous

      Thanks Big Bro… and thank you for supporting me through every dark moment, every era of light, and all that’s played out in between. Thank you for always being there to let me know I have a right to feel, and to love who I will. Thanks for believing in me, it has meant the world.

  • Rachel

    I love this piece, and I’m glad you finally found love. You spent way too many years being the single man, I was worried! Love you!

    • Anonymous

      Love you too little sis, and thanks for always reading :)

  • Jonathanleebrock

    I was gonna like this because you used a picture of Amanda and myself as well as a song that I wrote, however, I do not have facebook so… LIKE. Okay?

    • Anonymous

      Hahahaha, Okay :) Thanks buddy, I love ya for everything… friendship, photos, and inspiring music!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christopher-Michael-Elliott/500513490 Christopher Michael Elliott

    Man. You’ve done it again. Unreal. You make me want to say to hell with finding that perfect girl. I want to marry JON GODFREY!!!

    But seriously slime, you did an amazing job yet again.

    • Anonymous

      HAHAHAHA! That was amazing, and thank you. I’m just trying to be a better person, a more understanding individual, and share those things with other people working towards the same. I’m far from being a Romeo, and I don’t intend for my pieces to be timeless, they’re just honest looks at an eternal topic… LOVE!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000583209773 Sabrina Camp

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000583209773 Sabrina Camp

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