Ellie belfiglio

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


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Always awake! How moon is full and bright!

Always awake! How thrilling is the chorus of night.

Always awake! Hear the song of my sister’s praise.

Always awake! Watch the warning of my brother’s blaze!

Always awake!. Joining in everyone’s crying song.

Always awake! I never forget all that was wrong!

Always awake! You may say a word of years.

Always awake! No on left to watch my tears!


Always awake! Music is made for my ears!

Always awake! They let it be heard for years.

Always awake! The reason to be heard is to survive!

Always awake! Can I go on like this and be alive?

Always awake! The time has come to a halting end!

Always awake! Can I stop me seeing the end of this bend?

Can I sleep to save someone being awake?

Can I sleep, so deep, real deep, with no break?




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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