Ellie belfiglio

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


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… I stand poised on the edge of an abyss.

Gazing down into the seductive blackness.

… The darkness beckons me-

with a siren’s sound.

Making irresistible promises-

of scenery , safety, solitude…

… I know its coaxing voice-

is disguising the lonely comfort,

awaiting below…


… Yet, how I long to be cradled-

in that stillness.

How I yearn to be held-

in that sweet silence.

And snug such alluring lullabies.

(Albeit lies)…

… As I yield to the BLACK SIREN,

captivated by its singing silence.

… I am distracted by a shaft of light,

piercing my consciousness.

A gentle voice calls softly… “WAIT” !! …





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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