Biography of Mona Adviento
The eldest in a brood of three, born to a lawyer and his wife on a clear summer day in April.
Educated in an all-girls Catholic school (School of the Holy Spirit of Quezon City) from elementary to high school.
Obtained a degree in Sports Science at the premier University of the Philippines, Diliman
Obtained a degree in Nursing at the Southeast Asian College, Inc.
Has been writing poetry since age 9
HAs never published any poems until now.
Has a personal Legend of becoming a doctor
Despite love for poetry, never desired to make writing a career,
Believes making writing her bread and butter will diminish the passion she has for it.
Unapologetically, A Romantic.
Mona Adviento Poems
In a heartbeat, a lifetime dawns upon the vigilant searching through the mire for a glimmer of crystals. In a word, the vista changes, a realization materializes and everything else fades away into oblivion.
it’s time. that forbidding moment when the call comes through, through a lighted path, straight on, without faltering steeled against the wiles of empathy and regret
What, this dance over galaxies? Eight million miles from the rest of the world, Forsaking forever to bathe in stardust In delirium over this liberty.
Cut me wide open with a paring knife Watch me bleed under the cover of night My dreams are filled with your lamentations Denied by the chasm on which I reside
On tiptoed steps, you made your way To that sun-lit patch that makes my day Of mirth, of life, of camaraderie You rode on the wings of proximity
Languidly I tarry at the shore of cast-off forever Holding off the wave that threatens to consume the acid -fast memories That trickle in my sleep towards the oblivion of forgetfulness. Inducing amnesia with countless bottoms of potent liquid dear
Next to you, And apart I shudder violently against the chill That creeps from the earth into my nostrils, Paralyzing my lips.
Waiting For A Star To Fall
You think you know But never at all the complexities of proximity. light years between, breaths away
Enough For A Lifetime
Prose fails me now. I’m trying to reach the end of a walk to remember. A walk to remember I am trying to forget. I write as if you’re right in front of me
In the labyrinth of her mind She finds solace between The spaces of lucidity and mundane Where the clutter of the matters of consequence
The Problem With Proximity
A dull ache that reverberates in my ribcage Points to you- oblivious to my pain. The silence echoes in my ears As the vision of your solemnity flashes in my mind
Blank screen. A blip against the white washed background tinged with gray and blue I see the letters but they are meaningless and my eyes lose focus while my thoughts roam To a place of sunlight, where the darkness is an age away, Where the sand between my fingers brings ecstasy as i am intoxicated by ing on my face, the violet-beating on my face, my skin crawls with rivulets of salty drops that trace the fire on my pulsating whole.
What shall I write? There’s a bitter smile on my face reviewing the sentiments of yesterday. And how utterly tragic for me to find out I knew there was something wrong about our picture perfect story
The Last Rites
I have brought this upon myself. This infernal anguish that crushes my soul into the depths of despair My sanity is banished into the winds and the tides of fate have swept me aside like a leaf. Once again I find myself in this pit into which I knowingly cast myself
What shall I write?
There’s a bitter smile on my face reviewing the sentiments of yesterday.
And how utterly tragic for me to find out
I knew there was something wrong about our picture perfect story
Yet I refused to be kept from my momentary bliss..
I am getting older. I smile now rather than cry
Over the pain that I know will haunt me forever.
I am getting wiser now as I smile