Ellie belfiglio

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



Ellie belfiglio

I wrote this poem when my younger brother died due to clinical depression. He was in love with a woman who left him for another. He never recovered from this betrayal. On his last days, he stopped eating and drinking. He …


… I would ascertain keenly

the trace of unseen madness

In the fold of his immobile face

In his eyes that showed only emptiness!

… I wanted to open all doors

So the wind blow through his hair.

I would fake that sky was blue!

In and out, everywhere, I stare!

… Then I laughed at my own vision.

I could stop it, if I had only known

That there was a coast laid behind the doors

And there were many who felt very alone.

… Everything white and you were pale.

You were dressed in white, standing in dark.

And avidly should I see

Your slender, transparent…

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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!"

7 thoughts on ““IF I HAD ONLY KNOWN”

  1. I;m so sorry for your loss.

  2. Ellie so sorry to hear of your loss. May you be comforted.

  3. Oh Ellie, what a sad loss. Prayers for all who live with depression. I wish they knew that they are loved.

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