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: cnb.cx/2NGeIvi
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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  1. AGENT s
    AGENT s
    Klukkustund síðan

    Recited Beautifully

  2. Michael Sandoval
    Michael Sandoval
    2 klukkustundum 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!!!!

  3. sage the swag
    sage the swag
    12 klukkustundum síðan

    thanks for the homework

  4. 2371anna
    2371anna
    14 klukkustundum síðan

    And this is poetry? English language sounds so limited for poetic structure, coming from this young lady .

  5. Aniga W
    Aniga W
    19 klukkustundum síðan

    Love it

  6. Emanuel Alvarez
    Emanuel Alvarez
    22 klukkustundum 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

  7. portneufflyer
    portneufflyer
    Degi Síðan síðan

    I hope they kept Biden away from her.

  8. jay m
    jay m
    Degi Síðan síðan

    ispulse.info/video/nZ2mrYuCoaKEfog.html ispulse.info/video/mZmxcWiiY5GDZYQ.html ispulse.info/video/lKK0f4B7kZmqh6o.html ispulse.info/video/tpXXgZCuZHGqh54.html

  9. roslyn riley
    roslyn riley
    Degi Síðan síðan

    I love you Amanda Gorman

  10. AG - 07CD 872069 Thomas Street MS
    AG - 07CD 872069 Thomas Street MS
    Degi Síðan síðan

    she gave me homework

  11. Munkuikizi Nsosolo
    Munkuikizi Nsosolo
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Booooo!👎🏿

  12. Corvin666
    Corvin666
    2 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!

  13. Bolesław Birkut
    Bolesław Birkut
    2 dögum síðan

    Poetry straight from the lavatory.

  14. erιn
    erιn
    3 dögum síðan

    thank you for my english homework

  15. Baby girl
    Baby girl
    4 dögum síðan

    Doctor Nanny Jill

  16. PeaceAndL ove
    PeaceAndL ove
    4 dögum síðan

    Not impressed!

  17. Tracy Tigue
    Tracy Tigue
    4 dögum síðan

    2021

  18. Tracy Tigue
    Tracy Tigue
    4 dögum síðan

    coreyg

  19. Tracy Tigue
    Tracy Tigue
    4 dögum síðan

    coreyg

  20. Tracy Tigue
    Tracy Tigue
    4 dögum síðan

    coreyg

  21. Denette Daniels
    Denette Daniels
    4 dögum síðan

    All you wicked people

  22. Denette Daniels
    Denette Daniels
    4 dögum síðan

    👿👿👿👿👿👿👿 demonic

  23. Subaru outback 2018
    Subaru outback 2018
    4 dögum síðan

    I got stupid homework on her

  24. rude Dog
    rude Dog
    5 dögum síðan

    Biden wanted a Ebonics speaker for this job..

  25. RΛVΞΠ
    RΛVΞΠ
    5 dögum síðan

    She's like a modern day Hamilton. Powerful

  26. Serdi Kobane
    Serdi Kobane
    5 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....

  27. Viranko
    Viranko
    5 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

  28. DRraze
    DRraze
    6 dögum síðan

    What Do people mean by she gave me.homework

    1. Kit_Kat
      Kit_Kat
      6 dögum síðan

      Their English teacher made them recite/ analyse this poem for homework

  29. Yunjae Kim
    Yunjae Kim
    6 dögum síðan

    How is watching this for homework?

  30. Donna Andrus
    Donna Andrus
    6 dögum síðan

    I will never be able to watch this enough.

  31. ANTI-SATAN PRO-LIFE
    ANTI-SATAN PRO-LIFE
    6 dögum síðan

    She doesn't know how to get online

  32. Thatcher Weeks
    Thatcher Weeks
    6 dögum síðan

    Y'know this homework that they gave me sucks. :/

  33. Jelani Groce
    Jelani Groce
    6 dögum síðan

    I ain't get homework

  34. Aka Riced
    Aka Riced
    6 dögum síðan

    Thanks for the damn assignment

  35. Shawn McDowell
    Shawn McDowell
    7 dögum síðan

    joe biden is not my president. I purposely do not capitalize his name. he does not deserve the Capitol!

  36. Caribbean Girl
    Caribbean Girl
    7 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.

  37. Reginald P
    Reginald P
    7 dögum síðan

    Trash

  38. H
    H
    8 dögum síðan

    Yuck!

  39. Mark Kane
    Mark Kane
    9 dögum síðan

    She's reading from qcards

  40. a m
    a m
    9 dögum síðan

    Cringe

  41. J G
    J G
    9 dögum síðan

    Too many lines, the message was lost!

    1. Spiritual J
      Spiritual J
      7 dögum síðan

      Chill out ✨

    2. Reginald P
      Reginald P
      7 dögum síðan

      Yeah what the hell is she talking about lmao

  42. Adam Brož
    Adam Brož
    9 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.

    1. Adam Brož
      Adam Brož
      7 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...

    2. Sam Schoo
      Sam Schoo
      7 dögum síðan

      @Adam Brož nope

    3. Adam Brož
      Adam Brož
      8 dögum síðan

      @Sam Schoo so you probably don't live in USA...?

    4. Sam Schoo
      Sam Schoo
      8 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.

    5. Adam Brož
      Adam Brož
      9 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...

  43. Anthony Conti
    Anthony Conti
    9 dögum síðan

    She gave me Italian homework

  44. Celi
    Celi
    10 dögum síðan

    and what Donald Trump said to this...… "It doesn't even rhyme

    1. F.B.I
      F.B.I
      4 dögum síðan

      He was right tho

  45. Jordan Goulet
    Jordan Goulet
    10 dögum síðan

    I’m here because of a English homework!!😂

  46. Jason Lin
    Jason Lin
    10 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

  47. Gannicus Finch
    Gannicus Finch
    11 dögum síðan

    Understand, Trumpees? Understand?

    1. NH - 12ZZ 877529 T L Kennedy SS
      NH - 12ZZ 877529 T L Kennedy SS
      10 dögum síðan

      you make it sound like it was nazi germany guys jesus christ relax

  48. Petee Petee
    Petee Petee
    11 dögum síðan

    Joe Biden let black children touch his leg hair.

  49. Sarayah Said
    Sarayah Said
    12 dögum síðan

    We or learning about this grade 5

  50. Patrick Star
    Patrick Star
    12 dögum síðan

    the only reason I am here is because I have English homework. But other than that very powerful poem

  51. Ethan Weeter
    Ethan Weeter
    12 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.

  52. Andrew Corbett
    Andrew Corbett
    12 dögum síðan

    Does she have a poem for the BLM violence thst Biden and the democrats looked the other way over last year?

    1. Mike Cynic
      Mike Cynic
      8 dögum síðan

      You don't get it do you?

  53. lucrezia pullì
    lucrezia pullì
    12 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.

  54. pida siouy
    pida siouy
    12 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

  55. Jacob Brown
    Jacob Brown
    13 dögum síðan

    So we see all 7 thousand trump supporters who disliked the video which shouldn’t have been disliked for just speaking facts

  56. hummus crow
    hummus crow
    13 dögum síðan

    oh boy oh boy, I sure do love the same politics I try to avoid become my homework.

  57. Ben Phillip
    Ben Phillip
    13 dögum síðan

    Her clear skin is literally goals

    1. pida siouy
      pida siouy
      12 dögum síðan

      Best Speech Ever.

  58. SweetiePie
    SweetiePie
    13 dögum síðan

    Half of the comments: **praising her for being so smart.** The other half of the comments. *SHE GAVE ME HOMEWORK.*

    1. Jason Lin
      Jason Lin
      10 dögum síðan

      best homework ever

    2. dizzi 051 herab
      dizzi 051 herab
      11 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 ....

  59. tbwatch88
    tbwatch88
    13 dögum síðan

    what twaddle.

  60. Steve Bardill
    Steve Bardill
    14 dögum síðan

    yes she is great i think best speach of the day ..... loved her Superbowl spot

  61. common man
    common man
    14 dögum síðan

    Be brave enough to see the light, be brave enough to be it!! Gave me the chills! 🥶

  62. Dr. E
    Dr. E
    14 dögum síðan

    Terrible! She’s no poet she’s a hack! How embarrassing!

    1. Reginald P
      Reginald P
      7 dögum síðan

      Yeah this is a joke

  63. Christian Gamer
    Christian Gamer
    14 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

    1. ItsGalaxy
      ItsGalaxy
      13 dögum síðan

      god doesn't exist... Wake up it's the 21 century xD

  64. hoiy vinosa
    hoiy vinosa
    14 dögum síðan

    “Being American is more than a pride we inherit... It’s the past we step into and how we repair it.”

  65. President Biden
    President Biden
    14 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.

  66. Dona Maria Wood
    Dona Maria Wood
    15 dögum síðan

    Kids shows

  67. Blah Dedah
    Blah Dedah
    15 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.

    1. hoiy vinosa
      hoiy vinosa
      14 dögum síðan

      She gave me homework

  68. Senator
    Senator
    15 dögum síðan

    ..a point of light in the sky of what is possible...nothing more.. nothing less

  69. Sarah Armani
    Sarah Armani
    15 dögum síðan

    ispulse.info/video/0au0g2eppGWfhWs.html&pbjreload=101

  70. NBC News ROBLOX
    NBC News ROBLOX
    16 dögum síðan

    I enjoyed her perform in my inauguration.

  71. J Barron459
    J Barron459
    16 dögum síðan

    Illegitimate president and his gang of corrupt cronies.

  72. Timmy Begley
    Timmy Begley
    16 dögum síðan

    Best Speech Ever.

  73. Jay Binks
    Jay Binks
    16 dögum síðan

    Why is no one social distancing?

    1. Joanna
      Joanna
      15 dögum síðan

      control this clock. 🕰🎯💎Thomas ❤

  74. Berry The bear
    Berry The bear
    17 dögum síðan

    yeah but she is brave

    1. Reginald P
      Reginald P
      7 dögum síðan

      How is she brave?

    2. Joanna
      Joanna
      15 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

  75. Berry The bear
    Berry The bear
    17 dögum síðan

    yup

  76. matt blah
    matt blah
    17 dögum síðan

    Stinks!!

  77. Saysometh1N
    Saysometh1N
    17 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!

  78. Saysometh1N
    Saysometh1N
    17 dögum síðan

    Merge mercy with might and might with right then love becomes our legacy. Love that line!!!

    1. soinu foig
      soinu foig
      17 dögum síðan

      The poem is better than Biden's presidency.

  79. Starr teal
    Starr teal
    17 dögum síðan

    whats up with the captions?

    1. soinu foig
      soinu foig
      17 dögum síðan

      The best speech I’ve heard in my whole life . Weldone pretty lady

  80. Dream Makers Dance Studios
    Dream Makers Dance Studios
    17 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!

  81. Ender Bed
    Ender Bed
    18 dögum síðan

    She gave me Spanish homework

  82. Jack Goose
    Jack Goose
    18 dögum síðan

    She gave me homework

  83. mango._
    mango._
    18 dögum síðan

    7.6k dislikes? y'all trippin

    1. mango._
      mango._
      6 dögum síðan

      homie out here named reginald

    2. Reginald P
      Reginald P
      7 dögum síðan

      This was horrible

  84. Cassie
    Cassie
    18 dögum síðan

    She could be reading a recipe for chocolate chip cookies and I'd be mesmerised by her poise and tone

  85. Dion Sacca
    Dion Sacca
    18 dögum síðan

    So we all here from English class huh?

  86. Thomas Van Der Greft
    Thomas Van Der Greft
    19 dögum síðan

    Tick tock...tick tock... Life is counting down on your internal clock. Memories that feel as if they occurred yesterday turn to flashes of moments that seem to fade away. People you once knew walk by without a clue. The times you once shared exist as if you were never there. Years fly...friends die... and you never know when you'll say your last goodbye. Oh, 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 to feel on Christmas day when Santa was real. But back to reality...back to today, family is scarce and memories continue to fade away. Tick tock...tick tock... How I wish I could control this clock. 🕰🎯💎Thomas ❤

    1. Thomas Van Der Greft
      Thomas Van Der Greft
      18 dögum síðan

      @Cassie YEAH..I LOVE THE WAY SHE DID IT👍🌟🎯💎

    2. Cassie
      Cassie
      18 dögum síðan

      Pretty smile she has

  87. Victoria Veluz
    Victoria Veluz
    19 dögum síðan

    Amanda’s poem Inspired me so much I just had to make this: ❤️ ispulse.info/video/yJywj6qZfqOliHg.html ❤️ Let the next four years be led with Poetry and LOVE. 🙏🏼

  88. Edwin Brewster
    Edwin Brewster
    19 dögum síðan

    wow

  89. Personality_ downloading
    Personality_ downloading
    19 dögum síðan

    I have to study her poem for my exam

  90. Enomfon Ekenson
    Enomfon Ekenson
    19 dögum síðan

    The best speech I’ve heard in my whole life . Weldone pretty lady

  91. Aiden Kim
    Aiden Kim
    19 dögum síðan

    The poem is better than Biden's presidency.

  92. KFra08
    KFra08
    19 dögum síðan

    loved to nod to “Hamilton” “History has its eyes on us”

    1. SnakeeBadger
      SnakeeBadger
      18 dögum síðan

      Yesss!

  93. Queen of fuxking everything
    Queen of fuxking everything
    19 dögum síðan

    Can someone get me a pun from the video and explain its meaning please?

  94. gabriela gomez
    gabriela gomez
    19 dögum síðan

    the amount of dislikes-

  95. Danita Laub-Costantino
    Danita Laub-Costantino
    19 dögum síðan

    This is the future I want for my grandchildren

  96. Hayden Gelsheimer [Student]
    Hayden Gelsheimer [Student]
    19 dögum síðan

    thanks for the english homework

  97. abby
    abby
    19 dögum síðan

    subtitles be like: hahshduwna heee uojjjj cee gee dat wat jaggle hum age de do

  98. John Smith
    John Smith
    19 dögum síðan

    Why such anger, hopelessness and despair? Be happy. You are young, healthy and live in the greatest country on earth!

  99. Donovan Robinson
    Donovan Robinson
    19 dögum síðan

    she gave theatre homework :/

  100. Clara Mackenzie
    Clara Mackenzie
    19 dögum síðan

    Sounds forced