Ellie belfiglio

When I hear this sound that awakens me, intimidating its way into my cloistered night, I write…


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His shaky hand touches the wall-

Of the hospital in a silent night.

His mother wakes up by his call.

Her lifeless eyes search with fright.

“Stop the torture for you poor mother.” She says.

His humming brings a glow into the room.

Her old body fights her spirit to stay awake.

His mourning pierces her through in gloom.

She sees a stormy ocean, so rare.

“Sorry for the burden, sorry you don’t have a brother.” She says.

His feet suddenly slid when he climbs.

Rocks rain from the wall on the ground.

He sings sad odes with rhymes.

She breathes his song, hear his voice.

“Relief me son, let me shudder.” She says.

The still and silent night in hospital creeps.

A police car speeds on the highway.

Moonshine peeks through window and sweeps.

Her innocent eyes in her withered face sees gray.

“Sign the paper, I miss your father.” She says.


[ Ellie ]


Author: elliebelfiglio

I am a professor, a poet, an author, and an immigrant. I am the survival of many political and economical hardship. As a political immigrant, it took me a long time to master the English language and to come to terms that I can never see my family again. "THE PARTING FROM MY FAMILY WAS THE BEGINNING OF A FRIENDSHIP THAN THE END OF OUR FRIDAYS!" My autobiography, "THE RAIN STOPS IN TEXAS" was published in 1997 by Eakin Press. It can be found in Amazon. As Ernest Hemingway says, write about something you know, most of my novels are about cultural difference of the old and new and American style of living compare to my home country. My poetry are in all forms. I write as they come to me. My first draft is always my last draft. "THIS IS MY WORLD, WELCOME!" "THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE!"

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