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Birgitta Abimbola Heikka
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  • Laurel, MD
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Baneful Foreboding or Another Title?

Started Mar 9, 2012 0 Replies

Dreams are, sometimes, a warning of some sort or our fears being revealed to us.  Hence, the title for this poem.  However, I do not think this is the right title.  Can anyone help with a more…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Birgitta Abimbola Heikka Jun 2, 2012. 2 Replies

We wear layers--some we put on ourselves, some others put on us (without our knowledge). When these layers are taken off, we become ourselves. He clothed me in layersthe magician from the…Continue

The Blind Beggar from the North

Started this discussion. Last reply by Birgitta Abimbola Heikka Jan 26, 2012. 2 Replies

In Lagos,Nigeria, where I grew up as a child, we had a lot of beggars begging alms on the streets.  Here is an encounter with a beggar I never forgot.  (Revised poem I posted on another website.)The…Continue

A Green Pill on my Window Sill (A Triolet)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Del Huntsman Jan 19, 2012. 7 Replies

On an early bright sunny dayA green pill sat on my window sillA dead bird by its side layOne early bright sunny dayA noxious sight under a glorious ray“A frightful spectre,” I sayThat early bright…Continue

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Birgitta Abimbola Heikka replied to RF Husnik's discussion 'WINDOW VIEWS PART TWO: INSIDE LOOKING OUTWARD' in the group Poetry
"A philosophical piece.  Well written for the mind that understands what it means by being regulated on the inside looking outside."
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Birgitta Abimbola Heikka replied to Birgitta Abimbola Heikka's discussion 'a name, a bridge' in the group Poetry
"Thanks. I'm glad you got a kick from this one. I write too many serious poems.  Thought I'd write something funny this time."
Nov 8, 2013
Cleveland W. Gibson replied to Birgitta Abimbola Heikka's discussion 'a name, a bridge' in the group Poetry
"Hi 'Bridge with a 't' appended Your poem made me smile as there are some funny quips in there. The last two lines are like that. "a name that connects is not easy to forget.' So what's in a name? There is in fact quite…"
Nov 6, 2013
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a name, a bridge

Name?inquired the teacherof the new comer.Bridge, she announced, with the flairof an actor,“Ah! A connector, we have here,”said the teacher.With a ‘t’ appended,the star added. Animals refer not to each other by namesomeone once wrote.They rather sniff out their kinds.The male deer chases not after the femalescreeching “hey Sandie!”“I’ll catch up with thee!” I once met a Taylorwho dressed like a sailorand an Angelinewith a face like a tangerineA Leo from a long time ago,I rememberwho donned a…See More
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Call of the Drum

The beating of the drumtakes me back home.I think of an old woman’s deathor is it a child’s birthperhaps a bride is to be wed.I see people dancing on the streetextolling the death of a life well spent.I hear a baby’s cryIyetunde is her nameMama has come back again.The beating of the drumcalling to me.I hear laughter in the streeta young bride I see on her wayher groom by the Iroko tree awaitsto scare her in a delightful way.The beating of the drumfrom Ikenne forest calling my nameI…See More
Jun 26, 2013
Birgitta Abimbola Heikka replied to Birgitta Abimbola Heikka's discussion 'Gene Tag' in the group Poetry
"Thank you Shirley.  I'm glad you enjoyed reading it."
Jun 18, 2013
Shirley Ann Long replied to Birgitta Abimbola Heikka's discussion 'Gene Tag' in the group Poetry
"This poem really displays the poem's meaning, it portrays maybe why the scar was carved into the thigh. It makes you wonder what was on the person mind who did it.  the verses burned into my flesh by unknown hands with minds malignant…"
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The Mayor of Casterbridge
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Thomas Hardy

Comment Wall (12 comments)

At 10:28pm on June 14, 2011, scribbler said…
Nice to meet you Birgitta. Welcome aboard. :) I hope you enjoy being amongst us and I’ll look forward to hearing more about your writing.
At 8:22am on June 22, 2011, Kay Elizabeth said…

Welcome to Birgitta! It’s great to meet you. :) Would you mind dropping by this thread please and sharing how you found your way to us? It helps us all get to know each other better. :)

At 1:15pm on July 7, 2011, Cleveland W. Gibson said…
Hi Abimbola

I received your message.
 No problem as we are all busy these days.
I've sent you a friend request. When you've activated it you'll be able to post  directly to me.  I look forward to hearing from you.
Best wishes
At 1:27pm on July 13, 2011, C. A. Lofton said…



Visit and then holler back.

At 6:44pm on January 7, 2012, Tabitha R. Pike said…

Thank you Birgitta, I would send them to you by email if you would write a review for both of them. Absolutely free. You can email me at

At 8:00am on January 20, 2012, Ademola Balogun said…


Nice hearing from you. How are doing over there? I can see is great. Have a wonderful weekend.


At 8:57pm on January 20, 2012, Birgitta Abimbola Heikka said…

Hi Ademola,


It's nice to hear from someone from home.  Guess we'll be in contact.  Hope things have quieted down somewhat in Lagos and I wish you a nice weekend too. 

At 10:58am on December 3, 2012, Pritha Chattopadhyay said…

Hi Thanks for adding me as a friend :)

At 10:24pm on December 3, 2012, Birgitta Abimbola Heikka said…

The pleasure is all mine, Pritha.  But I was wondering--can you review "Bishop Street" for me.  Don't seem to be getting much review on my poems these days.  Must be doing something wrong.  Thanks.

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