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Laureate Amanda Gorman's Poetry Stole the Show's Limelight at Joe Biden's Inauguration.

Amanda Gorman's Poem is up here to steal the hearts of our Readers....

The Prestigious National Youth and Poet Laureate recited "The Hill We Climb," at Joe Biden's inauguration which she finished after espying the siege on the US Capitol.

“Poetry isn’t an island, it's a bridge.

Poetry isn’t a ship, it's our lifeboat.

Poetry isn’t swimming coz it is water.”


American poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 20, 2021.

During those beautiful 6 minutes that belonged to 22 years old Black poet Amanda Gorman from Los Angeles, had become America's remember most vividly remembered moment during Joe Biden’s inauguration as US president on Jan 20.

Gorman’s presentation of her work “The Hill We Climb” was prolifically showstopper, and her performance was as powerful and transformative as her pure verses.

To your surprise President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris's inauguration ceremony was a star-studded affair, with the million likes of Lady Gaga and Jennifier Lopez stepping up to the mic and stunning the ceremony. But amidst such fanfare, a relatively young figure managed to shine in the show :  Amanda Gorman, The National Youth Poet Laureate and she was also the youngest inaugural poet in the U.S. history ever before.

Amanda had finished the poem, titled "The Hill We Climb," the night after pro-Trump rioters sieged the Capitol building earlier this month.She said, “In my poem, I’m not going to in any way gloss over what we’ve seen over the past few weeks and, dare I say, the past few years."

"But what I really aspire to do in the poem is to be able to use my words to envision a way in which our country can still come together and can still heal,” she explained . 

“It’s doing that in a way that is not erasing or neglecting the harsh truths I think America needs to reconcile with.”Gorman has explained that she finished the work late at night on Jan. 6, the special day of the violent insurrection at the US Capitol. She references the darkness and trials the country has recently endured, writing of “a force that would shatter our nation rather than share it, would destroy our country if it meant delaying democracy” and “nearly succeeded.”In the vote of thanks, she narrates that “the light that is always there, if only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.”


“The Hill We Climb” Recited by Amanda Gorman -


When day comes we ask ourselves,

where can we find light in this never-ending shade?

The loss we carry,

a sea we must wade.

We've braved the belly of the beast,

We've learned that quiet isn't always peace,

and the norms and notions

of what just is

isn't always just-ice.

And yet the dawn is ours

before we knew it.

Somehow we do it.

Somehow we've weathered and witnessed

a nation that isn't broken,

but simply unfinished.

We the successors of a country and a time

where a skinny Black girl

descended from slaves and raised by a single mother

can dream of becoming president

only to find herself reciting for one.

And yes we are far from polished.

Far from pristine.

But that doesn't mean we are

striving to form a union that is perfect.

We are striving to forge a union with purpose,

to compose a country committed to all cultures, colors, characters and

conditions of man.

And so we lift our gazes not to what stands between us,

but what stands before us.

We close the divide because we know, to put our future first,

we must first put our differences aside.

We lay down our arms

so we can reach out our arms

to one another.

We seek harm to none and harmony for all.

Let the globe, if nothing else, say this is true,

that even as we grieved, we grew,

that even as we hurt, we hoped,

that even as we tired, we tried,

that we'll forever be tied together, victorious.

Not because we will never again know defeat,

but because we will never again sow division.

Scripture tells us to envision

that everyone shall sit under their own vine and fig tree

and no one shall make them afraid.

If we're to live up to our own time,

then victory won't lie in the blade.

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