Ellie belfiglio

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

“To Risk”



Life is a risk.

To try, is to risk failure.

To reach out, is to risk involvement.

To love, is to risk not being loved in return.

To be honest, is to risk showing your true self.

To be an individual, is to risk standing out.

To learn, is to risk wisdom!

The greatest risk, is to risk nothing;

For a person with nothing to lose, has nothing to gain!! …



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!"

12 thoughts on ““To Risk”

  1. Excellent!
    without risk we are too safe, too insignificant..we have to try

    My best to you


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

  3. I agree my friend. A outstanding poem.

  4. This is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing this.

  5. Been away from the blog for a long time. Thanks for visiting on first day back. Lot’s of great writing time, and it’s risky business but looking forward to sharing.

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