Ellie belfiglio

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




It happened again.

They warned me in vain.

I can’t prevent pain.

The bitter burning now and then.

My body shouts to gain-

A little rest or some rain.

My hands hang numb and burn.

A strange sensation no one ever learn.

I am silent, I am patient, I am sane,

In the dark night or in the day with rain


Life looks strange, it is not the same.

Everything looks like a child’s game.

Where is my mother, my father, my name?

I need you, damn it, I am insane.

Hold me in your arms, I am thin.

Like an unfortunate dog who is lean.

My body, my hand are in pain.

I overwork in vain!

… It happened again.

They warned me in vain!! …





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!"

5 thoughts on ““WARNING IN VAIN”

  1. This flows well.
    Liked it deah ❤❤
    Keep goin.

  2. Great piece of writing. When it comes to llife, how many of us listen to warnings?

  3. I love the almost single rhyme pattern, they’re particularly hard for me to write, but you wrote it pretty flawlessly 😊 great job! – Michelle

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