Joe Biden was sworn in as the new US President on Wednesday. His swearing-in ceremony witnessed many historical moments. One of these moments was the name of Amanda Gorman, 22 years old. Amanda became the youngest person to recite poetry at the President’s swearing-in. He has given a message of solidarity through his poem ‘The Hill We Climb’.
Amanda said at the beginning of her poem, “When the day sets, we ask ourselves where we can gain light from the never-ending shadow.” The young poet also referred to the violence in the US Parliament Capitol Hill in the past. She has read poetry at the Gormon Library of Congress, Boston’s Symphony Hall, and the Observation of the Empire Estate Building. See Amanda’s full poem here
He said, ‘We saw a force that would destroy our country rather than share it. This effort was largely successful but in a democracy, things may be delayed but it cannot be defeated forever. ‘ In her poem, Amanda describes herself as a black girl raised by her mother. He said that I can also dream of becoming President in this country.