In The Heat Of The Night

"In the heat of the night",
a Ray Charles' chant,
not only a song and a film
but a portrait of our time,
provoking, disturbing, uphill.
Telling of segregation
and of human relation,
-in the heat of the night-
when murder is trying to hide,
and suspicion, hatred and bribe
at last, step aside,
not just in the face of a brilliant mind,
but in honour of virtue, honesty, skill
that transcend race, time, human will.
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Submitted by donka_k on July 20, 2019

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Donka Kristeva

I live in Montreal, Canada. I write thoughts God gives me along my spiritual journey. I hope my poetry would inspire, encourage and give hope and insights to readers. more…

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