Ellie belfiglio

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



With a little twist and turn (actually a lot), I am writing this conversation that truly happened when I was in “don’t know what” grade, elementary school, between my teacher and myself. It was decades ago, so I had to use my imagination to bring it back to life. The part, “IT DEPENDS”, is exactly as I uttered…


Never understood

Why my teacher would

Laughed when I said: “It depends”,

To her question, “What is more?

“Two plus two or three plus four?”

Anytime she said that,

My friends laughed out loud!

My answer was always “It depends!”

She would angrily insist,

“Depends on what?”

My answer: “Two apples and two dirty socks

“Is less than three candies plus four shiny rocks.

“But three frowns plus two tears,

“Is less than two smiles plus two parents!”

“See teacher, ‘It all depends;’ “

And you see,

Why today to my dismay,

I can’t remember which is more;

Two plus two or three plus four!! …



Passion for art

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!"

6 thoughts on ““IT DEPENDS”

  1. Love your answer to her question. =)

  2. This made me giggle!! 🙂
    Blessings to you ❤

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