The Hill We Climb
From yesterday Donald Trump is no longer the President of the USA. The new President is Joe Biden. When the president is inaugurated, they take an oath of office.
What exactly is an oath?
What does the oath look like?
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
What does this mean to you?
Only four presidents have had a poet read at their inauguration: Presidents Kennedy, Clinton, Obama and Biden.
Do you know who Amanda Gorman is? After Jan. 20, many more people
will know her name since, at 22, she is now the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history. Committed to connecting literacy to the project of democracy,
she considers reading and writing to be instruments of social change.
Encouraged by her mother, an English teacher, Ms. Gorman began
writing poems as a child, finding her voice as she assembled
words on the page. Where other young poets turn inward,
she draws inspiration from events in the news. (The New York Times, Jan 20)
Our people diverse and beautiful will emerge, battered and beautiful.
When day comes, we step out of the shade of flame and unafraid, the new dawn balloons, as we free it.
For there was always light.
If only we're brave enough to see it.
If only we're brave enough to be it.
The poem was very instructive and great and she explaining very good what she want to tell the people.
You should never give up your dreams and instead look forward to a better future.
The last part of the poem is very poetic but true. There has always been light like she says, but it's only there if
you look for it and believe in it. The poem was really good and it was very brave of her to stand in front of the whole world and talk.
The poem was good and had a meaning. I think that she means that America is in
dark place but no they
as an country climed to a lighter place. Light is also a symbol of community.
The last part stands out.
I think that the poem was really great. I also think that Amanda was really brave. I don't think
that I could stand like that and speak in front of the entire world.
I find the poem serious and important. It was beautifully written and I loved her attitude.
About the "light" part I see the light as peace. When everyone is happy. She was brave to
stand up and talk.
I think that the poem was great because that made me realise many things, I did also think
that it was very brave of her because she is just 22 years old. The poem made me realise
that you can do what you want if you’re brave.
I thinked that she was brave to say that kinda words to the whole nation and the world
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