Ellie belfiglio

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

“Restore Calm”

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fire-ring-capped

Quiet fire glows in the cave.

Rain drips and falls off the rock.

A cold drip down my neck.

“Light, I need the flashlight” I hear.

Swearing angry words follow.

You… CALL ME! These nasty things.

When you are the one who has failed!

Why? Why destroy my calm?

Do you like to fight and cause a problem?

Stay at your side and fight!

I will not argue any longer.

It is cold, it is wet.

I am going back,

Breathe slowly,

Restore calm!! …

cold-and-wet

Ellie

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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