Birgitta Heikka


This Fear … - Poem by Birgitta Heikka

That won’t disappear
Heightening my despair
Illumining phantoms in the midnight air
Scorching flame in the atmosphere

Frightening, engulfing fear
Erupting, corrosive in the air
Attacking, inflaming fear
Reminiscing of dark-age despair.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Written shortly after 911 when a special kind of fear permeated the air and innocent people were branded with unwarranted labels and cataloged.

Comments about This Fear … by Birgitta Heikka

  • Gold Star - 25,067 Points Chinedu Dike (12/25/2014 10:26:00 AM)

    A well articulated poem written with insight on fear that gripped THE LAND OF LIBERTY after 911. You captured the scenario very well. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,349 Points Cynthia Buhain-baello (4/13/2014 9:31:00 PM)

    Strong and very vivid lines excellently conveying the pangs and traps of fear. Only one who has been there can write so well about what fear is. Superb! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 10, 2014

Poem Edited: Friday, April 11, 2014


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