In the Heat of the Night

In the Heat of the Night

A Poem by Kayla Amaro

Pondering the things that happen in the middle of the night

Many things happen in the heat of the night
for night is as lively as day,
and thought she is not as loud or as bright
she is frisky, bold, and risqué.

Yes, she has this vivacious side,
but she is also tranquil and hushed.
Many people feel that they can confide 
in her warmth and delicate touch. 

A mother awakes to her baby's cries,
carries it gently in her arms.
It feeds from her breast and closes its eyes
feeling completely safe from harm. 

A little girl who is scared of the dark
rushes to her father's side. 
With her in his embrace he begins to rock 
and sing her a lullaby. 

Young lovers run together without looking back
Accompanied by the stars above.
In between sheets of time they lose track 
and pledge their undying love. 

A young woman, maybe twenty of age,
dances the night away
feeling free from her hurt, from anxiety's cage
with hope that she'll live another day.

A husband awakens to stare at his wife
wondering when they had all begun.
The lies, the deceiving, that caused him such strife
Knowing he wasn't the only one.

An elderly man, not able to sleep 
picks up his bow and violin.
While he plays his tune he begins to weep
from regretting all of his sins.

And I rub my eyes, stretch, and sit upright,
To look at the pale moonlight
and take out my notebook and pen to write
what happens in the heat of the night...

© 2017 Kayla Amaro

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What a lovely poem. It captures the essence of the night time, all these things wrapped up, the pleasant, the scared, the sad, and it is beautiful.

Posted 1 Year Ago

The rhythm blended the ending quite well with the rest of the poem. The way you gave it a sense of a longer time was also awesome. Great work!

Posted 1 Year Ago

Outstanding work! Such beauty in your words; with flow and rhythm that piece together into something quite amazing.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Excellent poem! It just draws you in and the way that you personified the night intrigued me. This was quite enjoyable! Also how you used parts of life that people have or will probably feel at some point in their life! Again, Excellent poem!

Posted 1 Year Ago

I love this poems many things that blend together

Posted 1 Year Ago

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Added on October 10, 2017
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Kayla Amaro
Kayla Amaro

Philadelphia, PA

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