Ellie belfiglio

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

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I am a tree that is uprooted;

And placed in another spot to grow.

The new earth is fresh and rich;

But my life is just not the same.

I am left to grow a while, only to be-

Uprooted again for somewhere else.

With each change, just a little further away,

I grow all the more a stranger.

Each time the tree moves,

Tries to pull it together.

Until only a miracle can branch out again!

The Changes

They do their duties!

Blooming in spring, shading in summer;

Shedding in fall, standing barren in winter.

There are names in my trunk.

There are places, people, and hearts with arrows.

There are long last memories,

Forgotten with each move!! …





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Cry, cry you child in the corner of the room.

It’s coming, it’s coming, will it find them soon?

Cry, cry for the love, the hurt, the pain.

It’s coming, it’s coming, but the child knows its name.

Cry, cry for the child, the blame, the shame.

It’s running, it’s running, just call it a game.

Cry, cry for the child, knowing the price.

It’s running, it’s running, as if just rolled the dice.

How to wish for rainbow, wish for stars.

It can take them away, can leave them with scars.

Cry, cry you child in the corner of the room.

It’s staying, it’s staying, how long will it loom?

Cry, cry for the love, the hurt, the pain.

It’s staying, it’s staying, the child takes the blame.

Cry, cry for the child, knowing the fate.

It’s leaving, it’s leaving, we find out too late.

Cry, cry for the child, the feeling, the loss.

It’s leaving, it’s leaving, but a child, such a cost!

Wish for a rainbow, wish for a star;

As it takes them away and leaves with no scar!! …



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Darkness encloses me all around;

Just like a wicked tormented frown.

Watching shadows, I sit quietly;

Just as if they dancing.

It felt as if I were prancing,

Just for that one moment.

A prancer in my dreams;

Or that is how it seems, perhaps!

Whatever I believe,

They are things I can’t deceive.

Suddenly the dancing stops.

Raging shadows go off.

All of them begin attacking me.

Many things there, I can’t see.

What is this place, it seems like hell?

It’s a nightmare wrapped in a dream.

I wake up screaming…

Stiff, scared, dreadful….

Wondering how I ever bared,

The darkness that forever enclose me!! …



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I’ll ask you a riddle.

I’ll read you a rhyme.

Time is always a gift.

But a thief is time

This morning I was given,

A bright new day.

But yesterday or tomorrow-

Stole it away.

I had sorrow yesterday;

But I had time to grieve.

And I dread not to know-

What tomorrow I will see.

The sun has fallen,

To a faraway shore.

But today’s hope and promise,

Won’t come anymore.

If tomorrow comes,

I pray to the God;

Lest those same clever robbers-

Steal it away!! …



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Perhaps I see you again in years,

In the garden of immigrants with tears.

Your eyes maybe awake;

Bring my name to your memory, then partake.

Perhaps in ALMIGHTY’S hand,

I would be a child, starry band.

You… be my mother every night;

Above me with heart of delight.

Perhaps, then I’ll be a mountain.

Perhaps my streaming maintain.

With your touch, last gleaming!

That you have memory of me, streaming!! …




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There might have been a thing I missed,

But don’t be unkind.

Perhaps there is a thing or two I think of lying in bed.

I should not have said.

But there is,

You see, it’s all clear.

You must meant to be here from the beginning.

May be I might have changed and not been so cruel;

Not been such a fool.

Whatever was done is done! I just can’t recall.

It doesn’t matter at all.

You see it’s all clear.

You were meant to be here from the beginning!! …