Ellie belfiglio

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




… Bound in the shallow of an existence,

Every move, safe-measured.

Every pleasure of half step;

Never daring the tide of an aching soul- half curious.

… Peering with soul-like gaze,

Looking, barely seeing.

hearing not listening.

Touching without feeling.

All senses dulled by the opiate of pain, lived or imagined…

… How now the Gordian Knot of my spirit untied?

Your unrelenting heart? Your stoic faithfulness?

Every moment in contemplation, a moment lost!

I am free… To laugh, to weep at all measures.

To try, to fail, to change, to grow.

I am free… To love and to be loved!! …





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 ““OPIATE!!”

  1. Beautiful, slow motion poem. Then the Gordian knot is cut – and here comes freedom. Love your poetry, Ellie. Wishing you a wonderful New Year and more beautiful poems! xx

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