Teach me how to love,
more specifically how to love you.
I’ve been tainted by lessons taught by failed relationships.

So I know pain, I know joy
but I want to experience the brand of love you manufacture.

Teach me how to love,
more specifically your flaws.
I’ve been made to feel imperfect and had to unlearn how to hate myself.

Now that I’m filled with more self-love,
I’m ready to appreciate more of someone else.

Teach me how to love,
more specifically how to love you,
not a quick way to your heart but a way to get a foothold in your forever.

Excerpt from Chapter 5: A Gentleman’s In Courtship of “African Gentleman” by Jade Novelist

Jade Novelist ©️  2019
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