Ellie belfiglio

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




… So much can be seen in just one glance.

So much to be seen-

should he give you the chance.

… A man of wisdom, strength, courage-

thoughtful and caring;

though easily discouraged.

… He’s a friendly soul;

a man you can trust.

But he is paying his toll, his feeling, not discussed.

… My eyes see a man destined to achieve,

“great power and wealth…”

But his eyes reflect a man, deceived…

One who’s trapped within himself.

… A victim of society- though, but not faceless in crowd.

Embracing life with such propriety-

he’s compassionate, yet proud.

… His heart reveals feeling, expression-end in ways,

not easily gauged.

But his eyes are those of a bird, extinct.

Doomed forever… among the caged!! …




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 ““AMONG THE CAGED”

  1. This is heart wrenching, to think of capabilities but no possibilities. I imagine there is lots of this in a world that seems to lose itself every few years.

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