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A poem for the American people

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  • KeromeKerome Certainty is the enemy of wonder The Continent Veteran

    CNN:

    “Somehow we’ve weathered and witnessed a nation that isn’t broken, but simply unfinished. 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,” the 22-year-old Gorman said in her poem, entitled, “The Hill We Climb.”

    Daring Fireball:

    A day later and I remain in awe. Just a stunningly well-crafted, beautifully written, perfectly delivered message. An incredible moment. If you haven’t watched it, watch it. If you have watched it, watch it again.

    Masha Gessen, at The New Yorker: “Amanda Gorman’s Inaugural Poem Is a Stunning Vision of Democracy”.

  • For people who are as poor as us, who have lost everything, who had to endure so much death and sadness, laughter is a precious gift. When we were dying like flies from white man's disease, when we were driven into reservations, when the government rations did not arrive and we were starving, watching the pranks and capers of Heyókȟa were a blessing.
    — John Fire Lame Deer

    She and the cool pastor that followed and other worthless worthies such as the absent x-trumpette, reminded me of the dreams of the thunder beasts ... Dream on ...

    Long live the Heyókȟa (not that they do)

  • <3 I have complete faith and confidence in our worlds young people, poets and TikTockers. They will flower our dreams. They are our transformers ... <3

    Shoshin1
  • KeromeKerome Certainty is the enemy of wonder The Continent Veteran

    @lobster said:
    <3 I have complete faith and confidence in our worlds young people, poets and TikTockers. They will flower our dreams. They are our transformers ... <3

    Yes they are but we need more Greta Thunbergs to mobilise the young.

    Shoshin1lobster
  • I am Spartacus

    We are Gaia Greta Thunberg

  • lobsterKerome
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