When day comes we step out of the shade,
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
By now, most of you have heard of this young, twenty-two year old poet laureate who spoke so eloquently and intelligently at the U.S. Presidential Inauguration on January 20th. Amanda Gorman is a shining star in the world, a bright light, a hope for the future. You can read the entire poem HERE.
From Wikipedia: “Amanda is an American poet and activist from Los Angeles. Her work focuses on issues of oppression, feminism, race, and marginalization. Amanda was the first person to be named National Youth Poet Laureate in the United States, judged by a panel of esteemed poets. It is a title held in the United States by a young person who demonstrates skill in the arts, particularly poetry and/or spoken word, is a strong leader, is committed to social justice, and is active in civic discourse and advocacy.”
Anderson Cooper of CNN interviewed Ms. Gorman after the Inauguration and you can view the video HERE. Mr. Cooper was somewhat speechless at one point for this young lady, who some say “stole the show” and who so many now love and admire for her poetic achievements and caring, compassionate soul.
I believe Amanda will do great things in the years to come, whether it is with her poetry, activism or other achievement. She gives me hope for the future that she and other young people like her will bring positivity and light into this country and the world.
Amanda Gorman for President in 2036?
The “We are the World” Blogfest is in the fourth year of a heartfelt journey. The blogfest’s goal is to spread the message of light, hope and love in today’s world. We are challenging all participants to share the positive side of humanity. This month’s co-hosts, Sylvia McGrath, Simon Falk Shilpa Garg, Mary Giese , and Belinda Witzenhausen welcome participants and encourage all to join in during future months. #WATWB is a blog hop on the last Friday of every month. Click HERE to check out the intention and rules of the blogfest and feel free to sign up at any time. You are always welcome!