Mona Adviento

Rookie (April 6,1982 / Manila, Philippines)

Finally - Poem by Mona Adviento

It’s the end of an era.
At this shore line, looking over the sea
I gaze towards that distant past
that housed a lifetime
and here I pick up the crystals
I have shed on the shore, mirroring darkness and light.
It has been a tale that has dragged on.
Well-told, well-cursed, well-relived.
well over.

And here I am with a determined face, optimism in my eyes
I look over the edge of the sea
and I say farewell to thee,
To you who have carried my heart, over oceans, over time
To you who have scattered its blood droplets over the deserts of despair
To you who have taken that which is solely mine,
Adieu.

For now, I clear the sand for my destiny,
Now, I raise the bar for my forever
Now, I give myself to my Future.

No uncertainties here. My eyes on ever after
I feel the winds of time thrill my skin
and I am loosed from the bowers of bitterness and regret.

I will let you go, adrift on memories
I will let you go, and all that was us.
I will let you go because it is time now

I have been meandering for so long
picking up the fragments of my soul
and now that I am made whole
I am ready to lay myself down on My destiny’s feet.

My heart I take, no shards left
to be offered to One who has its half
I desire to bequeath myself in whole
So I take from you and let you go..

Let us be happy
We are not meant to be.
The years between us are now long past
I am again, my own, at last.


Comments about Finally by Mona Adviento

  • rajagopal haran (11/2/2007 6:30:00 AM)


    very nice poem; enjoyed reading it again and again (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 2, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 21, 2011


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