Ellie belfiglio

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




Bound in the shallows of an existence;

Every move, safe-measured.

Every pleasure at half-step.

Never daring the tide of an aching soul-half curious…

Peering with Soul-like gaze!

Looking, barely seeing!

Hearing, not listening.

Touching without feeling!

All senses dulled by the opiate of pain, lived or imagined…

How now the Gordian Knot of my spirit untied?

How unrelenting heart? Your stoic faithfulness?

Every moment in contemplation, a moment lost.

I am free… to laugh, to weep at full measure;

To try, to fail, to change, to grow!

I am free… To love and be loved!! …



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 ““OPIATE!!”

  1. Reblogged this on johncoyote and commented:
    Please read and enjoy the work of a talented writer.

  2. A amazing poem my friend. I did enjoy.

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