You see; letting go is never easy.

Love is a beautiful sentiment. You’ll know when it happens.

Sometimes, this love has to be nurtured for it to bloom. At other times, it just exists in its full glory. Either way, love is something you can never run away from.

And that’s what makes its beauty so terribly dangerous.

It jeopardizes our sanity and in turn, our life.

You’ve got to battle it out. Like a soldier on the battlefield fights for his life, you’ve got to fight for your sanity.

Things aren’t always black or white. They’re grey.

Love is that dark shade of grey you wished you were never acquainted with.

Yet it is the sheet tent you made as a child, to lie under. Do you know what I mean?

It’s an addiction, one that ruins you.

Yet you’re infatuated by it. You keep going back. You’re hooked.


You see, letting this go isn’t easy. Love is a beautiful feeling.

And sometimes that which is beautiful, holds the power to destroy.

Mitchelle Rozario Jansen | 5th June, 2013


This simple, deeply felt and naturally emotive narrative on Love & Romance has been written by our dear friend Mitchelle Rozario Jansen and is featuring under our workshop subject “Lascivious Love”; which holds at its core, an in-depth study of romance writing.

Battle; by Mitchelle, brings in the flavour of beauty, tenderness, aching and tragedy in one “delicious for the mind and heart” recipe, leaving every reader with a certain spellbound fall by the end of the piece and enough chow in the mind to ponder upon, and probably even reflect upon his/her personal love relationship.

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