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Amanda Gorman Becomes Youngest Poet In US History To Read at Presidential Inauguration (Video)

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The US Presidential inauguration was held on Wednesday, January 20 and Amanda Gorman read a poem during such a memorable occasion..


At the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, the 22-year-old read a powerful poem themed “The Hill We Climb”. Gorman who lives in Los Angeles was said to have completed her poem just hours after the Capitol Hill riot on January 6.

She said;

“We 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 justice. And yet the dawn is hours 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,” she said. “We are striving to forge our 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,”

Amanda sets the record as the yougest poet to read a poem in the history of the inauguration of the United States of America.

Her poem attracted accolades from high profile people like Hilary Clinton, Lin Manuel Miranda and Oprah Winfrey who tweeted;

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