Birgitta Heikka

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Born to a Swedish father and a Nigerian mother in Lagos, Nigeria. more »

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  • Gold Star - 28,716 Points Fabrizio Frosini (7/19/2015 8:45:00 AM)

    about the Anthology book, I've sent you my email address (check your inbox!) : I'm waiting for your reply!

  • Gold Star - 28,716 Points Fabrizio Frosini (3/20/2015 8:20:00 AM)

    I congratulate you, Birgitta.
    I've read many of the poems you've posted here: very good poetry. Thanks for sharing

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Best Poem of Birgitta Heikka

Mummy, The Praying Mantis

Mummy is a praying mantis
her head bowed, her hands clasped,
her knees bent.
From dusk to dawn
in her position, humble
she sees only the things below.

I want to raise her up
and make her stand straight
and tell her to look up
to the heavenly skies.

I want to tell her that down there
crawls the little creatures
who want her humiliation,
and up there is her creator
who wants her humility.

Mummy is too yielded now
shaped like the praying mantis
her head abidingly bowed
her hands abidingly clasped
her knees abidingly ...

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