Ellie belfiglio

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

Dante’s Inferno

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She said,

“It was only a dream!”

Oh, if they were!

Weapons spat.

Bullets were splat!

Blood splattered, bone shattered.

From this dream, there is no waking.

Roaring birds expel Hell’s fire!!

… Below Dante’s inferno!

I remember one,

Who was too dear;

And limbs like blackened twigs.

Images of Hell,

Image of beheading;

Burned into my brain!

I hear the roar,

I see the flames!

From this dream, I cannot wake!

Many years have come and gone;

And still this dream lives on!! …



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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