Ellie belfiglio

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

“I WAS THERE”

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… When the shadow of the mountain

Glooms my soul–

And I say, “There is no way to reach my goal!”

I hear Him say:

“I was there! I knew Gethsemane!

Be with Me.”

And the shadow of the mountain turns to day.

… When the fires of hell

Like lightening

rage my soul-

And I say, “I am not fit to reach my goal!”

I hear Him say:

“I was there!” I knew Calvary!

Be with me.”

Death and hell were both defeated long ago!

… Ah, the blessing of HIs Presence

Glows my face!! …

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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!"

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