Ellie belfiglio

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

“LINGERS ON”

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Ellie belfiglio

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Your sweet caressing voice, lingers on;

Can no mother be heard under sun.

Your warm, caring smile is seen from afar,

Has slowly drifted from sight of star.

Your arms no longer extended,

Your love shuts away, yet ascended.

Your presence only a distant memory of past,

Of time, yet already gone so fast!

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Your bright, cheerful joy, now grief,

Shadowed by misery not relief.

Yesterday’s happiness and laughter beam,

Yet today’s sorrow and agony gleam.

No longer you must feel my pain!

Or I your suffering in poring rain.

Now you have led into a different cage,

A world free of worry and rage!

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Your determination and sacrifice is great,

Lift you up into light of delight not hate!

You become light itself, somewhere far!

You are a star!

Perpetual light, lightening the darkest skies,

Looking down upon the earth with your glorious eyes!

Your ray of happiness into…

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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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