When a poem needs to become a song…
No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, today we open our hearts and look toward our collective future. Let us all hear the beautiful and inspiring words of Amanda Gorman, a Los Angeleno, L.A. Poet Laureate and WriteGirl alum.
Amanda is a 23-year-old Harvard graduate who made history as the youngest person to deliver the presidential inauguration poem. Her moving poem, “The Hill We Climb,” is a beautiful work about unity, healing and perseverance.
Let us all listen to our future generation and repeat her wise words because they should be made into a song. And we would definitely put that on repeat and learn every single word.
“And so we lift our gaze, 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.”
Thank you, Amanda Gorman, for making the words to move our souls and hopefully our actions.