Ellie belfiglio

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




Do I reveal my secrets from my inner self,

Or hide them on the upper most shelf?

Do I accept or make a fresh start,

Or wallow in sorrow, let it tear me apart?

Do I forgive all mishaps and forget,

Or let them control and live in regret?

Do I kill the birds of prey to right the wrong,

Or embrace them and love their song?

Do I think of of others and things in my past,

Or forget all and run from this place fast?


Do I care what others in me have seen,

Or make peace with myself for what have been?

Do I step aside, yet not knowing where to begin,

Or see thee child standing there thinking of her sin?

Do I see her for the wrong she has done,

Or remember the smile and fun?

Do I condemn her for the things she’ll do,

Or pity her for what she’s been through?

Do I guess that she is insane,

Or feel only her excruciating pain?

Do I judge her for her thought,

Or see the battle that she has fought?? …




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!"

3 thoughts on ““WALLOW IN SORROW”

  1. This is truly beautiful! I can see the photos now too.

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