Ellie belfiglio

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

“MORTAL STROKE”

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THE UNPREDICTABLE

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You came, your hands held me.

In love or fear, I kiss your hand.

Love, you came to destroy me.

My knees tremble, come and destroy.

You eat the fruit and fling it away.

You bite my heart! Blest the wound your teeth make!

You want me all, you possess all, but you possess nothing.

You leave nothing but ruins.

Tomorrow you caress me, but you kill me.

Even as I kiss it, I await the mortal stroke of your hand.

Kill me! Strike! In doing me evil, you’ll do me good.

You deliver me, destroyer.

Every blow that makes me bleed, breaks a bond.

You tear the chains with the flesh.

You break the prison of my body, murderer;

And through the breach my life escapes.

I am the broken soil which nourish the grain-

Of the sorrow that you sowed.

Sow the sacred sorrow! May the sorrow of…

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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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