Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman delivers a poem at Joe Biden's inauguration

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Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman, the Youth Poet Laureate of 2017, delivers a poem at President Joe Biden's inauguration. For access to live and exclusive video from CNBC subscribe to CNBC PRO:
Amanda Gorman, 22, became the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history after reciting her poem “The Hill We Climb.”
“But while democracy can be periodically delayed, it can never be permanently defeated,” Gorman read. “In this truth, in this faith, we trust.”
Gorman is the current United States Poet Laureate. At age 16, Gorman became the Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles and later became the first National Youth Poet Laureate in 2017 as a sociology student at Harvard.
First Lady Jill Biden invited Gorman to participate in the inauguration in late December after hearing the poet at the Library of Congress.
Gorman immediately made waves following her reading at the inaugural ceremony, becoming the top trending Google search topic in the U.S.
Her words rang across the country: “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.”
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Jan Larsen
Jan Larsen 15 mínútum síðan
So just read that Amanda Gorman done a request that the translator should like to be a younger and preferably colored woman to translate her poem to danish and in the Netherlands have chosen Marieke Lucas Rijneveld to translate but a colored women Janice Deul criticized the election of a white person, Marieke Lucas Rijneveld chosen to withdraw. So colored are racists, maybe even more then white, did not see that coming.
Heather 3 klukkustundum síðan
It was okay at best don't see why all the fuss😂😂 shouldn't praise for sub par work now she probably thinks shes good 😂😂 if it was written by a kid under 15 I could understand the praise for an ok poem
Alexander Malinowski
Alexander Malinowski 3 klukkustundum síðan
Key word is "skinny". She is happy she is not fat.
Nicholas Tait
Nicholas Tait 4 klukkustundum síðan
This is not poetry
IgroSome 9 klukkustundum síðan
very cool, good message but i'm also here for school
grosbeak 10 klukkustundum síðan
Really, a poem consisting of platitudes and cliches?
patricia sherman
patricia sherman 13 klukkustundum síðan
impactful, hopeful, and clever. i applaud her command and presentation of our language. Brava, young lady!!!
Danger Bear
Danger Bear 14 klukkustundum síðan
Mmmmm.... much theatrics, very woke..
Rosean Henson
Rosean Henson 14 klukkustundum síðan
👌 awesome, bravo 👏
JustAnotherHuman 14 klukkustundum síðan
I could listen to her read out my maths questions from my textbook and I would still be mesmerised by her voice.
brandan shoemaker
brandan shoemaker 19 klukkustundum síðan
It is all fun and games until you realize you now have homework due today
WydTyy 21 klukkustund síðan
This female gave me work WTF
roblox zong
roblox zong Degi Síðan síðan
Powerful 👊🏿👊🏿👊🏿👊🏿
Arandomdonkey Degi Síðan síðan
god damnit why you gotta give me english homework lady
roblox zong
roblox zong Degi Síðan síðan
haha are on teams rn?
TheSapphire M
TheSapphire M Degi Síðan síðan
The poet of establishment!
Boiled toes
Boiled toes Degi Síðan síðan
thank you for english homework queen!
Whitewalker The long night
Whitewalker The long night Degi Síðan síðan
How much was dumped in her bank account
michael gove
michael gove Degi Síðan síðan
I don't understand why she goes, " *Mister* President, *Doctor* Biden, *Madame* Vice-President, *Misterrr* Emhoff " It sounds as if she's saying it sarcastically, calling their titles into question. Why do that?
Rosean Henson
Rosean Henson 14 klukkustundum síðan
No. Its just emphasis on her pronunciation. Its a little amusing that you digging deep like this 😄
AGENT s 2 dögum síðan
Recited Beautifully
Michael Sandoval
Michael Sandoval 2 dögum síðan
Isn’t it insane that Democrats can spend almost an entire year attacking Americans & burning down their cities, then act like it didn’t actually happen?!?!? It’s effing weird!!!!
sage the swag
sage the swag 2 dögum síðan
thanks for the homework
2371anna 2 dögum síðan
And this is poetry? English language sounds so limited for poetic structure, coming from this young lady .
Aniga W
Aniga W 2 dögum síðan
Love it
Emanuel Alvarez
Emanuel Alvarez 2 dögum síðan
She’s annoying to be honest , and when she mentioned a skinny black girl raised by a single mother!! I was like damn can we have a nation that doesn’t mention color. Always have to mention your black as if we didn’t know
Heather 3 klukkustundum síðan
portneufflyer 3 dögum síðan
I hope they kept Biden away from her.
jay m
jay m 3 dögum síðan
roslyn riley
roslyn riley 3 dögum síðan
I love you Amanda Gorman
AG - 07CD 872069 Thomas Street MS
AG - 07CD 872069 Thomas Street MS 3 dögum síðan
she gave me homework
Munkuikizi Nsosolo
Munkuikizi Nsosolo 3 dögum síðan
Corvin666 4 dögum síðan
I probably don't know anything about English poetry, but this sounds to me like rap song lyrics than a poem. Beautiful words, but feels like it was meant to be performed in a Dr Dre album!
Bolesław Birkut
Bolesław Birkut 4 dögum síðan
Poetry straight from the lavatory.
erιn 5 dögum síðan
thank you for my english homework
Baby girl
Baby girl 6 dögum síðan
Doctor Nanny Jill
PeaceAndL ove
PeaceAndL ove 6 dögum síðan
Not impressed!
Tracy Tigue
Tracy Tigue 6 dögum síðan
Tracy Tigue
Tracy Tigue 6 dögum síðan
Tracy Tigue
Tracy Tigue 6 dögum síðan
Tracy Tigue
Tracy Tigue 6 dögum síðan
Denette Daniels
Denette Daniels 6 dögum síðan
All you wicked people
Denette Daniels
Denette Daniels 6 dögum síðan
👿👿👿👿👿👿👿 demonic
Subaru outback 2018
Subaru outback 2018 6 dögum síðan
I got stupid homework on her
rude Dog
rude Dog 7 dögum síðan
Biden wanted a Ebonics speaker for this job..
RΛVΞΠ 7 dögum síðan
She's like a modern day Hamilton. Powerful
Serdi Kobane
Serdi Kobane 7 dögum síðan
Imagine, even as a kurdish guy, who has never been to US, I'm deeply touched and overwoamed by these words of this beautiful, humble, golden evidence of human's ability to increase, to learn, to rise and shine! Everlasting love from Kurdistan for Amanda Gore, and everyone who led, helped and educated her....
Viranko 7 dögum síðan
Goes to show how indoctrinated some people are. Biden is the reason for black mass incarceration and this chick is giving him a poem
DRraze 8 dögum síðan
What Do people mean by she gave me.homework
Kit_Kat 8 dögum síðan
Their English teacher made them recite/ analyse this poem for homework
Yunjae Kim
Yunjae Kim 8 dögum síðan
How is watching this for homework?
Donna Andrus
Donna Andrus 8 dögum síðan
I will never be able to watch this enough.
ANTI-SATAN PRO-LIFE 8 dögum síðan
She doesn't know how to get online
Thatcher Weeks
Thatcher Weeks 8 dögum síðan
Y'know this homework that they gave me sucks. :/
Jelani Groce
Jelani Groce 8 dögum síðan
I ain't get homework
Aka Riced
Aka Riced 8 dögum síðan
Thanks for the damn assignment
Shawn McDowell
Shawn McDowell 9 dögum síðan
joe biden is not my president. I purposely do not capitalize his name. he does not deserve the Capitol!
Caribbean Girl
Caribbean Girl 9 dögum síðan
Wow! First, Serena Williams best in tennis; Simone Biles best in gymnastics; and now Amanda Gorman best in poetry! Who's next? They put a smile on every face who watched them.
Reginald P
Reginald P 9 dögum síðan
H 10 dögum síðan
Mark Kane
Mark Kane 11 dögum síðan
She's reading from qcards
a m
a m 11 dögum síðan
J G 11 dögum síðan
Too many lines, the message was lost!
Spiritual J
Spiritual J 9 dögum síðan
Chill out ✨
Reginald P
Reginald P 9 dögum síðan
Yeah what the hell is she talking about lmao
Adam Brož
Adam Brož 11 dögum síðan
quite embarrassing. she read it all the time. many young children can recite from memory and do not have to read their own text. I wonder if she really wrote it herself.
Adam Brož
Adam Brož 9 dögum síðan
@Sam Schoo yeah i expected that...because you wrote about high level of education in your country...and this is it, she is product of USA low level education...
Sam Schoo
Sam Schoo 9 dögum síðan
@Adam Brož nope
Adam Brož
Adam Brož 10 dögum síðan
@Sam Schoo so you probably don't live in USA...?
Sam Schoo
Sam Schoo 10 dögum síðan
@Adam Brož where I live we have one of the highest education systems in the world, still it’s very human to hold on to a card. why can’t you just let it go and give her credit for such a good speech.
Adam Brož
Adam Brož 11 dögum síðan
@Sam Schoo well i my country even little childrens can recite without reading infront of people...diferent level of education? Probably...but this was not worthy of POTUS inauguration...
Anthony Conti
Anthony Conti 11 dögum síðan
She gave me Italian homework
Celi 12 dögum síðan
and what Donald Trump said to this...… "It doesn't even rhyme
F.B.I 6 dögum síðan
He was right tho
Jordan Goulet
Jordan Goulet 12 dögum síðan
I’m here because of a English homework!!😂
Jason Lin
Jason Lin 12 dögum síðan
When day comes we ask ourselves, 1 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 5 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 10 before we knew it Somehow we do it Somehow we've weathered and witnessed a nation that isn't broken but simply unfinished 15 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 20 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 25 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, 30 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 35 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 40 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 45 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 50 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 55 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 60 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 65 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 70 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? 75 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 80 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 85 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 90 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, 95 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 100 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, 105 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 110
Gannicus Finch
Gannicus Finch 13 dögum síðan
Understand, Trumpees? Understand?
NH - 12ZZ 877529 T L Kennedy SS
NH - 12ZZ 877529 T L Kennedy SS 12 dögum síðan
you make it sound like it was nazi germany guys jesus christ relax
Petee Petee
Petee Petee 13 dögum síðan
Joe Biden let black children touch his leg hair.
Sarayah Said
Sarayah Said 14 dögum síðan
We or learning about this grade 5
Patrick Star
Patrick Star 14 dögum síðan
the only reason I am here is because I have English homework. But other than that very powerful poem
Ethan Weeter
Ethan Weeter 14 dögum síðan
As good as Biden’s speech was, her speech stole the show, no doubt. Glad Biden or whoever made the decision to have a Poet Laureate.
Andrew Corbett
Andrew Corbett 14 dögum síðan
Does she have a poem for the BLM violence thst Biden and the democrats looked the other way over last year?
Mike Cynic
Mike Cynic 10 dögum síðan
You don't get it do you?
lucrezia pullì
lucrezia pullì 14 dögum síðan
Is it so important that teachers give you this speech as a homework? In my opinion it is not something you guys should be annoyed of. Just see this speech as a chance to understand the importance of essential life values like equality and brotherhood.
pida siouy
pida siouy 14 dögum síðan
"we've learned that quiet isn't always peace in the norms and notions of what is "just is " isn't always "justice" WHAT A QUEEN
Jacob Brown
Jacob Brown 14 dögum síðan
So we see all 7 thousand trump supporters who disliked the video which shouldn’t have been disliked for just speaking facts
hummus crow
hummus crow 14 dögum síðan
oh boy oh boy, I sure do love the same politics I try to avoid become my homework.
Ben Phillip
Ben Phillip 15 dögum síðan
Her clear skin is literally goals
pida siouy
pida siouy 14 dögum síðan
Best Speech Ever.
SweetiePie 15 dögum síðan
Half of the comments: **praising her for being so smart.** The other half of the comments. *SHE GAVE ME HOMEWORK.*
Jason Lin
Jason Lin 12 dögum síðan
best homework ever
dizzi 051 herab
dizzi 051 herab 13 dögum síðan
i just listend to this 5 minute speech, still dunno what she wanted to say. Girl if you wanna say something do it ! I have to sum it up for homework i bet i can do it in 3 lines ! Honestly streching your 1 minute speech up to 5 doesen´t ,make it more interseting ....
tbwatch88 15 dögum síðan
what twaddle.
Steve Bardill
Steve Bardill 16 dögum síðan
yes she is great i think best speach of the day ..... loved her Superbowl spot
common man
common man 16 dögum síðan
Be brave enough to see the light, be brave enough to be it!! Gave me the chills! 🥶
Dr. E
Dr. E 16 dögum síðan
Terrible! She’s no poet she’s a hack! How embarrassing!
Reginald P
Reginald P 9 dögum síðan
Yeah this is a joke
Christian Gamer
Christian Gamer 16 dögum síðan
be a disciple of JESUS today if you're not one right now read your bible every day talk to god every day try not to sin jesus did die on the cross for us and GOD gave us this life JESUS is come back soon love JESUS and GOD more than anything try to learn everything that you can about being a disciple JESUS and GOD loves you and I do too and I do you want too if to be you can i’m not forcing you
ItsGalaxy 15 dögum síðan
god doesn't exist... Wake up it's the 21 century xD
hoiy vinosa
hoiy vinosa 16 dögum síðan
“Being American is more than a pride we inherit... It’s the past we step into and how we repair it.”
President Biden
President Biden 16 dögum síðan
“Just is isn’t always justice.” I’m sorry but that’s pure cliche trash! White, black, Hispanic doesn’t matter, this was poor writing.
Dona Maria Wood
Dona Maria Wood 17 dögum síðan
Kids shows
Blah Dedah
Blah Dedah 17 dögum síðan
How can she stand in front of the most violent and racist party in American history who, for months, burned down cities and murdered people, while claiming they "seek harm to no one"? I'm sick of the gaslighting. Joe Biden is a racist, and his party spreads a racist, poisonous ideology. You've all been misled. It's not the right doing this. I promise with all my heart and soul. It's the left. Already there are children turning their parents in "to the authorities" to "be held accountable for dissent" against the left. the right isnt doing that. Trump never did that. You've all been used. You either comply with Democrats... or they want you suffering and dead. Biden Administration, you may trick the kids but you dont trick us who were once your henchmen. Shame on you, Democrats. Shame on you for what you've done. Shame on you for your fascist ways. Shame on you for using this young woman to spread your hate in a soft voice, to camouflage your racist ideology. You cant hide behind tokens. I know what you are. I've been there. I've seen you. WE... see you. I will never EVER comply with what you are. You tricked me once before. I will die before uniting with evil again.
hoiy vinosa
hoiy vinosa 16 dögum síðan
She gave me homework
Senator 17 dögum síðan
..a point of light in the sky of what is possible...nothing more.. nothing less
Sarah Armani
Sarah Armani 17 dögum síðan
NBC News ROBLOX 18 dögum síðan
I enjoyed her perform in my inauguration.
J Barron459
J Barron459 18 dögum síðan
Illegitimate president and his gang of corrupt cronies.
Timmy Begley
Timmy Begley 18 dögum síðan
Best Speech Ever.
Jay Binks
Jay Binks 18 dögum síðan
Why is no one social distancing?
Joanna 17 dögum síðan
control this clock. 🕰🎯💎Thomas ❤
Berry The bear
Berry The bear 19 dögum síðan
yeah but she is brave
Reginald P
Reginald P 9 dögum síðan
How is she brave?
Joanna 17 dögum síðan
how I wish I could turn back time, spend it with loved ones and cherish what once was mine. Or to go back even more, being a kid in a candy store. How I miss the way I used
Berry The bear
Berry The bear 19 dögum síðan
matt blah
matt blah 19 dögum síðan
Saysometh1N 19 dögum síðan
there is always light if only we are brave enough to see it, if only we are brave enough to be it! Truth gems!
Saysometh1N 19 dögum síðan
Merge mercy with might and might with right then love becomes our legacy. Love that line!!!
soinu foig
soinu foig 19 dögum síðan
The poem is better than Biden's presidency.
Starr teal
Starr teal 19 dögum síðan
whats up with the captions?
soinu foig
soinu foig 19 dögum síðan
The best speech I’ve heard in my whole life . Weldone pretty lady
Dream Makers Dance Studios
Dream Makers Dance Studios 19 dögum síðan
I have so much to say about this election but I must first speak from my heart. This young queen had me in tears. She was so articulate, so poised so captivating yet so strong. Today marks a day that our little girls can stand with dignity, pride and hope of their future. Our little black girls have seen on today that they can be what ever they set their minds to be. Congratulations to Vice President Kamala Harris, the first woman, first African American woman first Asian woman to become Vice President. I am really overwhelmed with joy and so thankful to have witnessed this amazing inauguration. WELCOME "46" We have a real President.. Thank you God for keeping them safe through the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. History has been made!
Ender Bed
Ender Bed 20 dögum síðan
She gave me Spanish homework
Jack Goose
Jack Goose 20 dögum síðan
She gave me homework
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