Poet Amanda Gorman reads 'The Hill We Climb'

The nation's first Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman recites "The Hill We Climb."
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Transcript for Poet Amanda Gorman reads 'The Hill We Climb'
Mr. President. Doctor Biden. Madam vice president. Mr. and half. Americans. And the world. One day comes we ask ourselves where can we find lights in this never ending shade. The loss we Cary SE we must wade we've parades the belly of the beast. We've learned that quiet. Isn't always peace in the norms in notions of what's just is. Is it all ladies just this. And yet the dog as hours before we knew it somehow we do it somehow we've weathered. And who witnessed. And may shin. That isn't vote gain. But simply. And in this two week the successors of the country and it's time for a skinny black girl descended from slaves into raised by a single mother. Can dream. Of becoming president. Only to find herself reciting from one. ND yes we are. Far from Hollis far from the steam but that doesn't mean we are striving to form a union that is perfect. We need are striving to florist or union wins it. Purpose to compose a country committed to all cultures. Colors characters. In conditions of man. And so we lift our gazes not to what stands between asks people what stands. Before last week's close the divide because we know to put our feeds are first. We must first put our differences aside week lay down our arms so we can beat out our arms to one. Another we seek harm to none and harmony for all let the globe. If nothing else say this. Is children. They even as we grieve is being glue that even as we hurt we hope that even asked me tired we tried that will forever be tied together victorious. Not because we will never again know defeat. But because we will never again so did vision. Skip sir tells us to envision that everyone shall sit under the own vine and fig tree and no one shall make them afraid. It works who lived up Soria a long time been victory won't lighten the blade and all the bridges we've made it acts. Is the comments to Khaleda he'll be climbed if only we dairy because. Being a mayor Kane is more than up high we inherits. It's the past we stepped in to and how we've apparent. We've seen of course that would shatter our nation rather than share it would destroy out country if that meant delaying democracy. And this efforts very nearly succeeded. So while democracy can be puree not a clean delayed. It can never be permanently. Defeated. In this truth in this faith we trust for awhile we have our eyes on the future history has its highest on us this is the air just redemption he feared an act in its it deception we did not feel prepared to BB heirs of such a terrifying. Hour voted in that we found the power to author and new chapter to offer hope. And laughter to ourselves so. Why will once we asked. How could we possibly true male. Over catastrophe. Now we eat a sir yes. How could catastrophe. Possibly prevail. Over us. No not hard to back to what was but moved to what cell beat a country that is a bruise but hold benevolence but bold. Fears and free. We'll not be turned around or interrupted by intimidation in because we know. Our -- scene ended Paris will begin Harry attends of the next generation our blender has become their bird ends the one thing is Sargent. If we merged mercy with the mice into mice with bites. Then love them. Becomes. Our legacy. In changed. Our children's birthright. So let us leave behind a country. The one we were left with every and that's led blondes pounded chest weeks we'll raise the wound to the world until one this one we will who buys the golden Lindsay hills of the west we will rise in the windswept north east are part father's first realize revolution you'll. Bias in the Lakeland and CD's of the middle western states who'll rise from the sun baked south we will rebuild. Reconcile. And to cover an ever known knock over a nation in every car not called Arab country. Our people dived first into beautiful woman cards battered in beautiful and date comes we stepped out of the shade of flame and I'm afraid the new Don balloons. As we three X. For there was always liked it only were break even enough to see if only were brave enough. To be an. Plus after national debut. Most of us remember whether what we heard Joseph Biden ticket bought his kids his inaugural address. We'll all remember we heard Amanda going to speak to the world. As America's first national unity elementary Gorman.

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