Amanda Gorman made history as the youngest inaugural poet in US history with her reading of the moving poem ‘The Hill We Climb’ at Joe Biden’s swearing-in ceremony Wednesday.
Gorman, a 22-year-old from Los Angeles who grew up with a speech impediment, was invited late last month to recite a poem by Jill Biden.
In the powerful piece she called for unity and strength, especially in the wake of the January 6 Capitol riot, saying ‘But while democracy can be periodically delayed, it can never be permanently defeated.’
‘So let us leave behind a country better than one we were left with,’ she recited, urging Americans to choose peace.
The young poet revealed she wrote a few lines a day and finished her piece writing late into the night of January 6, hours after a mob of frenzied Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Building in a jarring attack that shocked the nation.
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Source: Daily Mail