False Alarm is a poem about fear gripping a population expecting some sort of attack. It was partially inspired by thinking of the Cuban Missile crisis but also by thinking about worries of future terrorist attacks. The poem included 16 submissions (in blue) from the following twitter players:
@Aurydragon (Gold), @vestacaro (celebration), @kcarruthers (persnickety), @SocMatt (Grandiosity), @ptaylor98 (disruptive), @PurpleBEffect (burning), @filigreegirl (phantasm), @Jhotvedt2 (pernicious), @Mikkel_Juhl (compunction about deceiving), @marsdorian (siren), @richwallace (relentless), @BlazingMinds (Threatens), @Murlu (Transmute), @IntermezzoArts (Success), @Placepot (Homeomorphism), @JohnWeeden (Gummy Bears)
Listen to the relentless siren
what disruptive phantasm threatens us
warning seeking to transmute calm to fear
Was this a persnickety false alarm?
with no compunction about deceiving
or some unforseen pernicious reality
Moments spent in gold silence
ending in nervous celebration
success or failure of an archaic system
With homeomorphism striking society itself
emotional states of grandiosity
softening like burning gummy bears
Times changing yet the people do not
we spend our days wondering one thing
When will the next attack occur?
-Poem by Dragon Blogger
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