War of the Roses

By N Mark Castro

Breakups are never easy: the lovesick, the forlorn, the restless nights, the empty days, the longing, the hoping. Sometimes you wonder why it happened if it would end this way.

You can justify it all with psychoanalysis but, in the end, the loss reverberates.

So I’m not here to say it’s easy, Amber, but …

Nothing ever loved is ever lost.

I’m sure there have been certain incarnations in life where I’ve been both the perpetrator and the victim of a broken heart, but you suck it in, you grieve, you bury it, you move on.

Perhaps when you’re both old and gray, toothless and hairless, that’s when you’ll realize the magnitude of what you’ve lost.

Or perhaps not.


These things … no one really knows.

But what I do know is that everything is a daughter of time.

I’ve put together these posters to help anyone who’s ever been broken hearted, going through a painful divorce, or suffering from a loss.

We’ve all been there but …

Boys Don’t Cry

Sometimes as we pull, we really want to be…


Because it’s really easy to get lost

Yet the real ones, the good ones, despite the pain, despite the mistakes

I know it can be tiring …

I’m tired..

Tired of feeling like the only one who cares.
Tired of feeling like the only one who shows how much I like you.
Tired of feeling like the only one who’s loyal and faithful.
Tired of fighting for something that might not be worth it anymore.
Tired of giving my all, putting my heart out, and the person doesn’t even do the same.
I’m tired of trying, hoping, and holding on to someone that lost interest in me.
I’m tired for fighting for something that I thought it was worth it… But is it really?
I thought that when someone loves you, they’ll accept you for who you are, love you for your flaws and all, and not wanting you to change even if you wanted to, and they wouldn’t look for someone else, because they love you. They’ll acknowledge you, they’ll love you unconditionally.

True, you can’t be the only one

But in the end


After all

Because what you need to do


And as the Rossettis’ said:

I have been there before,

But when or how, I do not know …

Better by far that you forget and smile

Than that you remember and be sad.

So hang in there, kid … one day, not long from now, you’ll have your answers.


About Asmartrock

N. Mark Castro is the Southeast Asia Director of JUMP DIGITAL Asia, which is an internationally-awarded and fully integrated digital marketing agency with 5 out of 10 offices in the ASEAN region. He is also the Secretary General of the Philippine Business Club Indonesia, managing and assisting the traffic of investments between the Philippines and Indonesia. He shuttles between Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar, Singapore, Cambodia, and Australia. The views posted here are his own and do not in any way reflect the views of the companies he represents.

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