Ellie belfiglio

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

“A Hug When I need it most”



My heart swarms with thoughts that sadden me!

They keep pressing onto me. Pressure, pressure!

Their presence demanding, I shove them away;

Though with time never around and energy never ample!

Pushing them to the back of my mind seems a trick;

And everything seems to get worse and worse!

My thoughts drift to my past, the choices I made while there!

They keep asking whether they’re-

correct? Or wrong? Or connect?

Their answer lingers on my mind! Did I do what was right?

Oh, I feel I lack the strength to face those decisions of mine…

To look into the sun that was given birth to my shadow,

That doesn’t help me to know what was right anymore…

But then I look to the friends that I have and their problems.

They are just like me about life and love!

Questions some more and then another!

They all have their problems, their insecurities, their losses!

And I have helped them to find their answers too.

But now it is my turn, and my friends are also there for me!

There to cry, to share, and most of all, to hug when I need it the most!! …



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!"

3 thoughts on ““A Hug When I need it most”

  1. A hug is one of the most powerful gestures between humans. We are lucky to have such friends. A beautiful read!

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