(Read part 3 here)

I have learned to put him first
To let him have his way at least most of the time
To put my needs aside
And to please him so as to prevent him from straying
I have learned to hide fear
To take my time instead of rushing things
To let love take its course.
I have learned to play, to dress up in the bedroom
To use my make up at home, to do my hair, to buy clothes for the moment
And to play a few games
I have learned to understand, to pick up his hints, to try and do most of them
To try and compromise with him, to try and have fun
I have learned to let him teach me, to be his student, to be patient with him
I have learned that faking is not always good and neither is being too honest
To let passion overcome me and to share it with him

© Bridget Mutua

(Read part 5 here)