Amanda Gorman, who surprised Americans with her original poems at President Joe Biden’s inauguration, did it again.
A 22-year-old poet laureate spoke in a video Sunday before the Super Bowl LV began, celebrating America’s forefront health care workers, teachers, and military veterans.
“Poetry in the Super Bowl is a feat for art and our country, because it means that we are imaginatively thinking about human connections, even though we feel isolated. ” Gorman said in a tweet on Sunday.. “I commend the three heroes who exemplify the best of this effort. This is them, poetry, and the #SuperBowl like no other.”
This is her poem “Captain’s Chorus” on Sunday.
“Today we pay tribute to the three captains
About their actions and influences
An era of uncertainty and need.
They took the initiative,
Beyond all expectations and limits,
Uplift their community and neighbors
As a leader, healer, and educator.
James felt the wounds of the war,
But this warrior still shares
His home with children at risk.
During Covid, he even helped
Love streaming football for families and fans.
Trimaine is a non-stop educator who moves the world.
Providing hotspots to his community,
Laptops and technical workshops
So his student has all the tools
They need to succeed in life and school.
Susie is an ICU nurse manager at Tampa Hospital.
Her chronicles prove that hope is possible in the tragedy.
She lost her grandmother in a pandemic,
And fight to save other lives in the ICU Battle Zone,
Define a front-line hero that puts lives at risk for ourselves.
Let’s walk with these warriors,
Charge these champions and
And carry out our captain’s call!
We celebrate them by acting with courage and compassion,
By doing the right thing.
I pay tribute to them today
It is they who honor us every day. “
This is a copy of Amanda Gorman’s Super Bowl poem “Captain’s Chorus.”
http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7B21005575-02D4-D4B5-4572-D26B017B4B6A%7D&siteid=rss&rss=1 This is a copy of Amanda Gorman’s Super Bowl poem “Captain’s Chorus.”