Amanda Gorman recites stunning poem at Biden inauguration

Amanda Gorman, the United States' first-ever youth poet laureate, recited a powerful poem at the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

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Adam Valentine
Adam Valentine:
I can imagine school children analysing and appreciating this poem for years to come. From Australia, my respect for America is already returning.
nataliaadele
nataliaadele:
"A nation that isn't broken just unfinished.”, ” a country that is bruised not broken”, “There is always light if we are brave enough to see it, brave enough to be it”; this was beautiful
Luny tunes
Luny tunes:
“It’s because being American is more than a pride we inherit. It’s the past we step into and how we repair it.”

That right there is everything
Los Kerry
Los Kerry:
"History has it's eyes on us."
Imago Graphix
Imago Graphix:
"The Hill We Climb"

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
But in all the bridges we’ve made
That is the promise to glade
The hill we climb
If only we dare
It's because being American is more than a pride we inherit,
it’s the past we step into
and how we repair it
We’ve seen a force that would shatter our nation
rather than share it
Would destroy our country if it meant delaying democracy
And this effort very nearly succeeded
But while democracy can be periodically delayed
it can never be permanently defeated
In this truth
in this faith we trust
For while we have our eyes on the future
history has its eyes on us
This is the era of just redemption
We feared at its inception
We did not feel prepared to be the heirs
of such a terrifying hour
but within it we found the power
to author a new chapter
To offer hope and laughter to ourselves
So while once we asked,
how could we possibly prevail over catastrophe?
Now we assert
How could catastrophe possibly prevail over us?
We will not march back to what was
but move to what shall be
A country that is bruised but whole,
benevolent but bold,
fierce and free
We will not be turned around
or interrupted by intimidation
because we know our inaction and inertia
will be the inheritance of the next generation
Our blunders become their burdens
But one thing is certain:
If we merge mercy with might,
and might with right,
then love becomes our legacy
and change our children’s birthright
So let us leave behind a country
better than the one we were left with
Every breath from my bronze-pounded chest,
we will raise this wounded world into a wondrous one
We will rise from the gold-limbed hills of the west,
we will rise from the windswept northeast
where our forefathers first realized revolution
We will rise from the lake-rimmed cities of the midwestern states,
we will rise from the sunbaked south
We will rebuild, reconcile and recover
and every known nook of our nation and
every corner called our country,
our people diverse and beautiful will emerge,
battered and beautiful
When day comes we step out of the shade,
aflame and unafraid
The new dawn blooms as we free it
For there is always light,
if only we’re brave enough to see it
If only we’re brave enough to be it
joseph goyena
joseph goyena:
I'm 59, and I have never watched and listened to someone articulate a profoundly meaningful message as beautifully as this young lady did today. She gave voice to America's soul.
Miguel Angel
Miguel Angel:
I can't imagine how proud her parents can be.....Thanks God we still having HOPE.... Memorable performance....👍👍👏👏👏👏👏👏👏💙💜💚💛
Gary Kuiken
Gary Kuiken:
When I saw this young lady walk into view her yellow coat was like a light showing the way to a new beginning and her ground breaking poem brought tiers to my 74 year old eyes. Young lady you are the best and there still hope. Greetings from your Northern neighbors 😀
Atul Bhat
Atul Bhat:
"For there is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it.
If only we’re brave enough to BE it."

Man, lightning was coursing through my veins after she said that.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich:
To learn she has speech impediment just a few years ago, color me impressed.
ABDI ASKARI TUBE
ABDI ASKARI TUBE:
“For while we have our eyes on the future history has its eyes on us”
powerful poem and excellent piece of poetry...brilliant young woman..
Yafeng Lin
Yafeng Lin:
I feel like I had a four years hangover then woke up seeing this whole new America.
Rosie Pena
Rosie Pena:
"We have learned that quiet isn't always peace"
Solo Williams
Solo Williams:
Somehow she looks Like a young lauryn Hill.
Mark Harris
Mark Harris:
It’s not just her words it’s also how she recites them. I'm sure scholars of the future will spend many hours explicating her words. I’m not American and I found this very moving.
jimmy jack
jimmy jack:
as a 73 year man, she brought me to tears knowing that there is truly goodness that will lead the USA after I am gone
BriBri
BriBri:
This brilliant human being is way beyond her years. Her speech was amazing and she deserves to be a political speaker for the White House or something motivating people in the right direction. She would have my vote haha
twilitetide
twilitetide:
Was like watching a ray of sun sing to us, reminding us of our best even though we have been battered by the worst.
Randy J
Randy J:
Amanda, "You moved me into tears of joy" I will pray for you as I salute you and you're blessed future.
Looking forward to you book...
RunReilly
RunReilly:
Never been a fan of slam poetry but this was subtle and tasteful.
Make da Ká
Make da Ká:
Every little detail is pure perfection: stunning girl in a yellow garment and the red hair piece makes her a queen, the words she so beautifully wrote and recited, and the message so needed and inviting.
Alan Hudson
Alan Hudson:
Ms. Gorman, young lady, you killed it. This was so eloquent, so beautiful and soo powerful..may the Lord continue to take you into this world to make a difference.
Lee Roberts
Lee Roberts:
Out of the mouth of babies, I hope her mom is patting herself on the back! She has the tone to make it all seem like it is going to be okay. The future looks brighter.🔥❤️💯🥰🤩
Raina Waters
Raina Waters:
her public speaking ability was exemplary. it took guts to do that
Thomas Tammaro
Thomas Tammaro:
Damn.. What a gifted little Woman. I heard this on the radio. It's humbling to watch.
really685
really685:
So when I heard her during the inauguration, I thought, " who the heck is this???" Cause she was incredible! This was epic to an already great day! We can breathe, people. Spread love!
Richard Lomasi
Richard Lomasi:
Despite the economic crisis, this is Still a good time to invest in Gold and Crypto

The rich spend less and invest more
Pie in the sky
Pie in the sky:
Unpopular opinion. This is the type of poem I would write for my gifted high school english class. I don't see why so many people are fawning over it.
wes everett
wes everett:
She did fantastic, she's a cousin on my wife's father's side of the family !!!
Alexa P. Keaton
Alexa P. Keaton:
"Far from polished, Far from pristine, but that doesn't mean we are striving to form a union that is perfect" Beautiful 🌺
The Oak Park Open Air Open Mic
The Oak Park Open Air Open Mic:
I love how her hands move to her poetry like a dance! This woman is an Amazement!
5 D
5 D:
In this version/footage I can see that she got a standing ovation. Glad to see that.
getyourecon
getyourecon:
It’s inspiring that a 22-year-old can be this, when a person called “Soho Karen” exists.
Andy McNab
Andy McNab:
This girls power is her heart! Love the passion and the words were totally felt
Mike Kelly
Mike Kelly:
Holy shit, this brought me to tears.
karrasue
karrasue:
Not only an incredible poem, but her delivery was striking! Bravo, Ms Gorman.
lemard mays
lemard mays:
She has spoken to life for everyone. We need to be as one people.
Ronnie Freeman
Ronnie Freeman:
22 years old and flawless! Bravo! Young lady!
capecodliz
capecodliz:
My mom died suddenly early Wednesday morning of the inauguration. She was so looking forward to seeing Joe Biden sworn in. Mom would have been clapping with tears streaming down her face for you Amanda Gorman
TruthSeeker1959
TruthSeeker1959:
She (with her words) touched the souls of the entire world>
Kerry Devlin
Kerry Devlin:
I'm not even an American but this young lady has made me feel proud for you. This young woman is everything I want my young girls to be.
Mildred Kimberly Dawn Lee
Mildred Kimberly Dawn Lee:
When beauty speaks loudly in purpose and on time
Ashley Pearson
Ashley Pearson:
God has sent us this beautiful young lady as an Angel 😇 The words from an Ángel we needed to hear and hope to heal from these horrible last four years and The terror attack we had this January by brainwashed Trump supporters. ♥️ This made me tear up. Thank you so much for those beautiful words 🙌🏽
Adam Teeple
Adam Teeple:
America can truly be great if we work together to make it that way. Thank you Amanda!
Susan Cain
Susan Cain:
I am amazed at such a young person who speaks with such wisdom. She is invoking all those who came before. Remarkable.
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lulu in hollywood
lulu in hollywood:
This young woman is amazing. Not just her words or her presence, but her spirit and grace. Thank you for sharing yourself with the world
David Armstrong
David Armstrong:
Her: "Everyone shall sit under his vine and under his fig tree, And no one shall make them afraid"
No one:
Me: Hamilton!!!
Renee Mabrey
Renee Mabrey:
I can’t wait to see what the future holds for this young scholar! The epitome of young, black, and gifted!
Manmohan Pabla
Manmohan Pabla:
Wow! Wow a million times over and more. Just when one thought America was in decline; you give us hope, you restore democracy, and you give us creativity. Your gifts to the world. Now India needs to follow this. I’m an Indian living in the UK and I was blown away by the words and the delivery of this poetic masterpiece: genius. I confess, I shed tears.
Pepins Spot
Pepins Spot:
"We've learned that quiet isn't always peace". I read this and I think of how racism was strong when I thought it had been weakened. They just remained silent.
min min
min min:
Maya Angelou is smiling somewhere.
Stable Genius
Stable Genius:
This is incredible props to her , so talented at such a young age
Lesbian Frogs
Lesbian Frogs:
This is truly incredible, I genuinely have no words to describe how amazing that was.
Ramen Vermicelli
Ramen Vermicelli:
Such poise from this young lady. Powerful.
Katina Juneja
Katina Juneja:
That was beautiful. I don't always find the value in poems, but this was stunning
Jose Sanchez
Jose Sanchez:
I can't believe how much poise she has for a 22year old. Poem made me cry "Somehow we’ve weathered and witnessed a nation that isn’t broken, but simply unfinished"
John Doe
John Doe:
This was a modern poetic masterpiece for the soul and heart ❤
Nellie Jones
Nellie Jones:
Absolutely beautiful, powerful and a masterpiece!
Todd Strait
Todd Strait:
This young woman represents the best of what our future holds. Bless her and all who carry the same flame.
Mÿlord
Mÿlord:
I love her poem so much I literally translated it into my first language (French). It's on my channel. ^_^
Hitchcock00Starlet
Hitchcock00Starlet:
I get the feeling this won't be the last time we see her on this particular stage. America is going to be alright with young people like Amanda Gorman standing ready to inherit it.
Rocky Parent
Rocky Parent:
I have known of her for one day. She is a National Treasure.
Guillermo Romero
Guillermo Romero:
That was beautiful, and I feel blessed for having to be able to hear it. Thank you Amanda
Dieter Müller
Dieter Müller:
We in Germany was very impressed by this young lady, when we saw her speech live. Remarkable words. Compare this to some other guy, who is way older than her and lies over 4 years.
Robyn Parks
Robyn Parks:
So powerful, profound, motivational, and inspirational.....Congrats and Very well spoken, Amanda!!!!
Lavina
Lavina:
Harris makes history as Biden says 'don't tell me things can't change'
Jenni L
Jenni L:
I've saved this so that, when he's old enough to understand it, my little grandson can here the kind of hope the world needs, written and spoken by a rising star of poetry and profound thought. The world needs young people like Amanda Gorman.
Tim Boeh
Tim Boeh:
Words do matter. Put this up there with some of the best that Lincoln and King ever wrote.
Stephanie Jolliff
Stephanie Jolliff:
This was the best EVER amazing young lady.👏🏾👏🏾
JennyM
JennyM:
3.3K dislikes are the people who want to stay stagnant and not willing to change. Great job young lady!!! We hear you❤️
Grace Irlanda
Grace Irlanda:
"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."
Örlogskapten
Örlogskapten:
The beautiful talent that this young lady has is so amazing! I wish I was as gifted as her.
l w
l w:
This is the high point of the inauguration ceremony
Barbie O'Quinn
Barbie O'Quinn:
She makes me proud to be an American again! <3
Aniya Mills
Aniya Mills:
Thank you for this beautiful message of hope... You had me in tears & I know that you will go far because you my dear are a star.
"If only we are brave enough to be it."
Ms Amanda you are "IT" 💕
Blessings to you and your family
Therri Theoretically
Therri Theoretically:
She is such a powerful talent. So glad she was given an opportunity to shine.
Duane Crichlow
Duane Crichlow:
Hi Amanda. If you are reading this, your poem was absolutely breathtaking. I loved every single word of it. God bless you and keep on writing.
Lisa Joy
Lisa Joy:
I watched this video everyday, I'll never get tired of hearing her recite! BRILLIANT and absolutely breath taking! Harvard grad.. Her mother and family must be so very proud of her.
Cyndi Anderson
Cyndi Anderson:
I hope all of the younger generation is listening to this amazing young lady!
lily boone
lily boone:
She's amazing, bright future ahead
LaLa Black
LaLa Black:
Her voice is captivating.
Her Glow is luminous.
He spirit is invoking.
Her mind is brilliant.
Her courage is honorable.
Her thoughts are admirable.
She is her, her is she....
She's the key to turn I into we.

Your crown is perfectly placed Queen!
Γιώργος Αλεξάκης
Γιώργος Αλεξάκης:
In case you didn't know she has an auditory processing disorder and hypersensitivity to sound yet here she is reciting her poem in a presidential inauguration after finishing Harvard!Respect, never give up on your dreams
Finite Wonder
Finite Wonder:
Wisdom walks among us, lonely, unappreciated..
T Billy
T Billy:
Absolutely stunning! This reading of your poetry was gripping. Thank you and please write forever. 💕
Chas Gordon
Chas Gordon:
Simply AMAZING! It was good that she was toward the end, because she just about stole the show! Just WOW!
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ኢትዮጵያ ሀገሬ የጠላሽ ይጠላ:
This girl is extraordinary. Got goosebumps and I'm not even American. Bless her.xx
bunny mom
bunny mom:
She is amazing! I can’t wait to hear what comes next. A national treasure!!
Adolphe Sax
Adolphe Sax:
Amazing ❤️
AhhhBeee !
AhhhBeee !:
She’s beautiful! Incredible 🧚🏻
Dr. S. Educate & Motivate
Dr. S. Educate & Motivate:
I've watched this so many times and I still feel like I need to hear it again. Amazing.
SombraDeLaMosca
SombraDeLaMosca:
Bravo young Lady, what an eloquent and beautiful speech! Much respect from Germany!
Patel Moodlachar
Patel Moodlachar:
Bro I’m getting goosebumps and I’m not even American
Mano Kurti
Mano Kurti:
Im crying 😭 so beautiful.
NIAH’S KRAZY “Queen” LIFE
NIAH’S KRAZY “Queen” LIFE:
The most beautiful melanin ever !💕🙌🏼
Perry Campanella
Perry Campanella:
Dear Amanda simply awesome - everyone will remember You now, and well deserved, truly yours Poet Perry Campanella
mmarinog
mmarinog:
"Being American is more than a pride we inherit. It's the past we step into, and how we repair it." That gave me chills. Well stated.
Peter Dorscheid
Peter Dorscheid:
Im not a poet, nor one to read and enjoy poetry on a regular basis, but this young lady had me mesmerized, from the very beginning to the end.... great Job young Lady
Ann Oh
Ann Oh:
SO beautiful that it brought tears~ Bless her soul~
Gwen30
Gwen30:
Her words gave me chills!!! Beautiful!
Abid hossain
Abid hossain:
Beautiful ❤️