Ellie belfiglio

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




… We shall seek, yet we shall not find the earth

Of youths who left their marks on earth!


When only nineteen, were burned at stake.

… PATRIOT NATHAN HALE, his life was done

Hanged by British at twenty one!

… POETS KEATS AND SHALEY, the semi mortals

Not yet thirty, passed heaven portals.

… ALEXANDER THE GREAT, it is verified

Before thirty three, had conquered and died.

… SCHUBERT AND MOZART, by age of thirty five

Were famed composers, but not alive!

…VINCENT VAN GOGGH, at thirty seven

Was painting in heaven!

… Many achieved fame before their prime

Would they be in slime?





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!"

4 thoughts on ““BEFORE THEIR PRIME”

  1. And the sadly missed
    members of Club 27,
    now only found in some Rock ‘n’ Roll heaven.

  2. And the membership
    keeps on growing.

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