Amanda Gorman reads a poem at inauguration

Jan 20, 2021
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National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, 22, reads a poem at Joe Biden's inauguration.

  • 3:03 hey i found bernie in the top right coner :p

    hisoka wewwwhisoka wewwwDay ago
  • Fast forward to a month later, "uproar" that a white woman DARE translate her beautious poetry into Dutch. How inappropriate to have a whitey, it's like symbolizing white supremacyyy.

    Kamala Harris's NeckKamala Harris's Neck3 days ago
  • So happy to see that in our society there's not only a place for bad rap but now also for bad poetry.

    Ste JerSte Jer5 days ago
  • yo les anglais eurooooooooooooooo

    Rib1_Rib1_7 days ago
  • the way she moves her hands😂

    LilSchlangツLilSchlangツ8 days ago
  • sounds like a bunch of people haven't been exposed to art or poetry in any capacity before

    odibexodibex11 days ago
  • very good

    Hannah YoungHannah Young14 days ago
  • I love this video I love her she is showing her voice so it can be heard for this country I am on her side and I will let my voice be heard too

    Erin OldhamErin Oldham14 days ago
  • This where all da boomers go, they shouldn’t be teaching us poetry shit does not effect me in Lyfe n ion wanna be a damn poet

    3 Dimensional3 Dimensional14 days ago
  • imagine disliking this

    Declan StackDeclan Stack21 day ago

    Ebony AdamsEbony Adams22 days ago
  • All I can do is list off double standards and hypocrisy over and over and over again...

    ColbyColby23 days ago
  • She is way over-rated. Any student of acting, and any woman who hosts a talk show, news show, gives the weather or gives CNN or Fox news or commentary, could read a poem just as effectively. Any theatre actress, theatre student or woman who's used to speaking to large groups can read a poem. Many school teachers as well. Don't ya'll think it's MUCH MORE than a coincidence that Amanda Gorman is YOUNG and PRETTY? Come ON, people, if she were middle aged or obese or homely, she would NOT have been selected to read a poem at the inauguration or SB, and you stinking know it. I also have to believe that is she were WHITE, she would NOT have been selected. But these days, young, pretty, and especially black -- gets you lots of privilege. But even if AG was white, I'd STILL be saying the same thing: There is just too much hullabaloo over her. For godsake, she recited a poem with passion. This is not a one-in-a-million capability. Any adolescent involved in school plays can do this.

    Lorrina LloydLorrina Lloyd23 days ago
  • Can someone not woke explain to me wtf this is???? How is this a poem? Absolute garbage.

    PetaKikiK GamingInc.PetaKikiK GamingInc.23 days ago
  • Poet Laureate ????😂🤣😅😜😁🤮🤮🤮

  • 🖤💛💖Thank God for this unifying moment around the 🌏. Sorry for long winded comment- But I haven’t commented on USworlds yet because I’m not usually logged in. this is a channel I watch from time to time; 🏙🚅. ( mile high city) Since standing in front of the tv holding hands with my soulmate- as we watched - goosebumps on our arms...I feel much more hopeful thinking of Colorful Colorado’s beautiful statues. I often felt creative and hopeful but with undertones of despair in 2019 when I sat under some stoic, stunning, funny & also ugly statues as I wrote in journals, letters , bits of poems, and started to read Stephen Kings “ on writing” . Now I’m actually putting his advice to use “ for real”. He dared me on a certain page of the book that I was now RE- reading. I was under a tree in Gillette, WY reading, social distancing- so afraid of covid that I sat on my jacket in case there were droplets. ON THE GRASS IN GILLETTE . In Gillette Wyoming. I still feel I was right to do my research and trust the truth. I am “vulnerable “ which is a term some human beings with disabilities would like to change someday. 👛👛👛👛👛👛👛👛 Thank you soooo much Lord for #Amanda . Maybe we will get a handle on covid if more people built one another up & came alongside to understand. So far no COVID-19 and still so far not a vaccine option for me that I would feel comfortable with. Waiting for science. And my doc.

    sdsyd1sdsyd125 days ago
  • She wouldn't have a job, career, or contract if she wasn't talking about 'muh black victimhood, muh vagina vs the patriarchy'. Stop rewarding these race baiting bitches.

    Atlus AvalonAtlus Avalon25 days ago
  • Though the outside of her poem was great, pls try to look inside to find the real meaning.

    Joanna India HarrisJoanna India Harris27 days ago
  • TheThe has always ihad to

    ConlanConlan28 days ago
  • Okay she got BARZZZZ ... but they don’t hear her doe lol

    Prod. OGProd. OG28 days ago
  • Your momma must be so proud!🥺❤🤞👌

    Lerato H. SokhuluLerato H. Sokhulu28 days ago
  • Poehee

    Sem 2Sem 229 days ago
  • I find it truly unbelievable that since the inauguration I have not seen anything mentioning this poem in any way, shape, or form? That day it seemed any news channel I saw was enthusiastic or even gushed about how spectacular this reading was. And I agreed wholeheartedly! But since that day I’m sort of shocked not to see more ... I dunno, some sort of recognition at the very least. I know I interpreted the poem to be a monumental moment for not only the people of the USA but I would hope the world. Her words I hope and I do not doubt will one day be celebrated for being a sort of guiding light for those who find the truth in it.

    middleclassicmiddleclassicMonth ago
  • Who’s here from mr smiths English?

    Josh StoneJosh StoneMonth ago
    • @Josh Stone hahahahha

      Ali ShahAli ShahMonth ago
    • Hello lads

      Josh StoneJosh StoneMonth ago
    • @Ali Shah “brighter future” 😂

      Josh StoneJosh StoneMonth ago
    • hello stoner

      IbboIbboMonth ago
    • why hello there

      Ali ShahAli ShahMonth ago
  • I hope that schools will watch this poem in history class

    PopsiclzPopsiclzMonth ago
    • My school did lmao

      FyreworksFyreworksMonth ago
  • Shut the fuck up Little UNCLE TOM!

    arturo garciaarturo garciaMonth ago
  • She's our pride from all other the world. This kind of poem can change the world. Kindly subscribe from this USworlds channel🙏.

    Soryfaama InternationalSoryfaama InternationalMonth ago
  • This is a gargantuan " Infomercial " always has been.

    Gary AginGary AginMonth ago
  • So the 2.8K that disliked this must worship THE CHUMP....

    The Positivity PromisesThe Positivity PromisesMonth ago
  • wow

    Elizabeth KnappertElizabeth KnappertMonth ago
  • With a girl like her there is hope for the world, I think as an older man live in Denmark

    Hans-Erik RasmussenHans-Erik RasmussenMonth ago
  • That was a hilarious preachy fairytale.

    CelticRage503CelticRage503Month ago
  • Wait Harris is skinny???

    Cobra Customs Restorations and ModsCobra Customs Restorations and ModsMonth ago
  • fitting that she has no audience ... affirmative action in action. way to go harvard, this naïve uneducated ignoramus is your creation. she could have been something. instead she is another diversity hire with no understanding of how she came to be.

    pretty pinkpretty pinkMonth ago
  • This poem was beautiful i love it

    Rebecca GarciaRebecca GarciaMonth ago
  • Thank you! New favorite poem.

    Karen JanesKaren JanesMonth ago
  • Make my friend Bob for president BOB 2024

    John SalvaridisJohn SalvaridisMonth ago
  • AHHHH giirrl I'm mad I had 2 wipe my eyes like 8x 😭🥰 so moving! I cant wait till I have kids & see all this going throughout or lives rn IN HERSTORY BOOKS.. & my baby going thru asking me 2 help them with their paper on Amanda Gorman 😭 imma feel old asf but PROUD ASF 🥰🥰🥰

    Bleach BombBleach BombMonth ago
  • Watched this live from Australia. She is full of light and conviction. Beautifully spoken.

    abbsnn coseabbsnn coseMonth ago
  • Her and Bernie won the day!

    jan schroederjan schroederMonth ago
  • Tutto perfetto, ci saranno dei microfoni potenti e sofisticati anche un po' più piccoli no? Cioè, ha solo un primo piano unico e deve essere impallata da sti due meloni? Caspita x essere un momento di comunicazione mondiale fatta dagli Stati Uniti.... 🙄😒.....lo capirebbe anche Topo Gigio che impallerebbero anche Larry Bird. 🏀

    gatto pallasgatto pallasMonth ago
  • Miss Gorman, please continue saving humanity by reality. You are all of us that is trying to find institutions and help to make a us better. I have tried be like you, yet I will need help to be quiet. It will never be my time. Use your time with my support to change, bot a country...The World.

    Bjorn LindBjorn LindMonth ago
    • My grandma told me to watch this speech and I am so inspired

      abbsnn coseabbsnn coseMonth ago
  • yukgfyjkk

    Avery Austin-CurryAvery Austin-CurryMonth ago
  • I’m not even American and i’m crying my eyes out 🤧

    Shauka HodanShauka HodanMonth ago
  • Refreshing to see such elegance in the face of four years of boorishness. What a blessing!!!!!

    Narvindat AndersonNarvindat AndersonMonth ago
  • What amazing young woman. I was mesmerized. I couldn't get enough of her words. I could listen to her for hours.

    Deb RDeb RMonth ago
  • great performance.

    PappasPappasMonth ago
  • 3137 people who dislike this are jealous about this very very good poem

    Maestro BondzMaestro BondzMonth ago
    • That historic moment will unite the world and this country it's what this country needed she took a bow now we have to bow to her

      Shauka HodanShauka HodanMonth ago
  • English is not my first language. Can someone explain me this poem please, it sounds beautiful.

    Why huhWhy huhMonth ago
    • Nah u good

      ThatOneGuyKaboomThatOneGuyKaboomMonth ago
  • The making of greatness in 2021 No more doom and gloom Time for laughter and fun

    grangran67grangran67Month ago
  • She speaking a bunch of symbolic non-sense SMDH

    PJ1989PJ1989Month ago
  • welcome to the NAZI snake'z of amerikkklan, where do they gett these bootlickz

    antawn r ervinantawn r ervinMonth ago
  • What is she saying ?

    Gladys SGladys SMonth ago
  • 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

    Regdu GehtRegdu GehtMonth ago
  • What an incredible poem and delivery and such an amazing woman

    GallifrogGallifrogMonth ago
  • The endless power of speech. I have a dream revisited! Greetings from München/Germany.

    cqvio dolicqvio doliMonth ago
  • My grandma told me to watch this speech and I am so inspired

    Taliyah TurnerTaliyah TurnerMonth ago
  • Poetry people are already annoying. Then she added hand gestures.

    Fintan RyanFintan RyanMonth ago
    • @Regdu Geht simply everyone loves her because of her story

      DavidDavidMonth ago
    • I am trying to understand- isn't it too much hype? Isn't this full of cliché? Sort of a sermon? Can somebody who is an expert on poetry give an honest opinion?

      Regdu GehtRegdu GehtMonth ago
  • This was laughable

    DONNIE TrumpDONNIE TrumpMonth ago
  • I’m going to say it again, Articulate, eloquent and meaningful, I’m amazed it was created by someone so young Her use of the spoken word will become truly legendary .... watch this space Well done Amanda

    • WOW is right!!

      cqvio dolicqvio doliMonth ago
  • Очень красивая девочка!!!)))😍😍😍👏👏👏

    Надежда ФартуковаНадежда ФартуковаMonth ago
  • That historic moment will unite the world and this country it's what this country needed she took a bow now we have to bow to her

    Joe electronic schematics for autoJoe electronic schematics for autoMonth ago
  • 2:42 the guy behind her. I can relate to that sigh.

    Joe DirtJoe DirtMonth ago
  • Kinda bad also Biden is trash

    Rusty BoomertonRusty BoomertonMonth ago
  • Maya Angelou would be proud. A phenomenal woman in the making

    cnmmd qiuoocnmmd qiuooMonth ago
  • did anyone see her wipe her snot lmao

    Snowflakes Are SensitiveSnowflakes Are SensitiveMonth ago
    • She is amazing. A natural speaker. Beautiful.

      cnmmd qiuoocnmmd qiuooMonth ago
  • Speech or poem...what a pretentious and insufferable individual!...just watching and listening to her for a couple of minutes was nauseatingly enough to know anyone who has to communicate with her needs to be aware of this individuals ‘neediness’ for ‘adoration’…’clever’, yes, but omg will she ever find anyone that will be able to love her a fraction of how much she loves herself…and at her age, that is worrying…she needs to get over herself or she’s in for a world of perpetual disappointment…that others will pay for! All the drivel…sorry comments here will not be helping this already confused poor girl…all written with the best intentions I’m sure.

    byffobyffoMonth ago
    • @cnmmd qiuoo OK?…not really sure if you want me to reply…I’m happy someone has been able to express 'your' views for you?...but for ‘OMFG…I lurv me so much, I’m wet!’, I think she is going to have to work very hard to ensure her veneer doesn’t peel away while riding the wave of ‘tokenism’. It is possible that you are able to see something beyond the shallowness of a puddle that I see. But unfortunately, to me she comes across as more than a bit extreme, unhinged and a potential ‘bunny boiler’ for any poor guy that gets sucked in…but hey, we all see differences in each other and that is what makes the world so diverse and fun.

      byffobyffoMonth ago
    • both express our views.

      cnmmd qiuoocnmmd qiuooMonth ago
  • I love her poem so much I translated it into my first language (French). It's on my channel. ^_^

    MÿlordMÿlordMonth ago
    • I didn't get it.

      cnmmd qiuoocnmmd qiuooMonth ago
  • Beautiful poem and laureate ! A laudable moment indeed for a nation to have such a beautiful poetess

    Chandra GuptaChandra GuptaMonth ago
  • I was jealous of the people who were while the speech of Martin Luther King "I HAVE A DREAM", but now i am not anymore, because i was too there when Amanda reads her poem at inauguration of Biden and Harris! This for History! Thanks Amanda!

    Boubacar DraméBoubacar DraméMonth ago
  • Rhetoric rather than poetry.

    Stefan HansenStefan HansenMonth ago
  • I am trying to understand- isn't it too much hype? Isn't this full of cliché? Sort of a sermon? Can somebody who is an expert on poetry give an honest opinion?

    Pawel KostulakPawel KostulakMonth ago
  • Thanks to our First Lady who introduced us to a great and wonderful young talent. God bless President and Dr Biden.

    Fola KotunFola KotunMonth ago
  • WOW is right!!

    Renae StevensonRenae StevensonMonth ago
  • Pray for the children

    Mummy Well Daddy WellMummy Well Daddy WellMonth ago
  • imbecile Amenda

    D PD PMonth ago

    Smoke Sum'umSmoke Sum'umMonth ago

    Smoke Sum'umSmoke Sum'umMonth ago
  • For those that have chosen to dislike this video… I only wish, truly, that I could understand your reasons for the negative. (Give me the “negative bird” now as well ;) As we have both express our views.

    GarnGarnMonth ago
  • She is amazing. A natural speaker. Beautiful.

    Ginger HipszkyGinger HipszkyMonth ago
  • bruh they just posted this poem 2 days ago i already have a assinment for my english class about this

    XiiikEdgarXiiikEdgarMonth ago
    • haha classic

      Ayush DayalAyush Dayal2 days ago
    • Same ahaha

      Mohammed Ziyaad AdamMohammed Ziyaad Adam2 days ago
    • Same

      FisheON60fpsFisheON60fps9 days ago
    • Same lmfao

      3 Dimensional3 Dimensional14 days ago
    • sameee ahaha

      ivana edmanivana edman19 days ago
  • I didn't get it.

    Gary joe Harracks jrGary joe Harracks jrMonth ago
  • so powerful

    Brigham DAVISBrigham DAVISMonth ago
  • Let's just come together ❤. I love you all.

    Rick RodriguezRick RodriguezMonth ago
  • She was introduced as the "nation's first national poet laureate" but shouldn't he have said "National youth poet laureate"? She isn't the first poet laureate America has had. Robert Frost and others comes to mind.

    •D'Artagnan••D'Artagnan•Month ago
  • The best thing that i will see on this 4 years with biden. When ever i want to have hope, i ll go back to your poem amanda.

    Oilda VazquezOilda VazquezMonth ago
  • I’m a history teacher in rural WV. I showed the inauguration in my classes, as I would have regardless of party. WV is a 2+/1 Trump state. Many of my students’ beliefs and words on political issues come from what they hear at home. However, this young lady captivated most of them regardless of beliefs. As I stood at the back of my room, I saw students who had earlier been upset that we were watching Biden’s inauguration, start to smile and have a look of awe on their faces. Most, I don’t think truly listened to the words but were in shock by someone so young, having such poise and presence on stage. Others, who I know were happy about the inauguration were listening to every word she said and they took it to heart. The next day, I showed this to all of my classes that didn’t get a chance to see it the day before. I have a few black female students and I made a point to watch their reactions. I saw a change in all of them as Amanda spoke. You could see a change in posture, you could see their back straighten, their chins rise, and huge smiles on their faces, as they took it all in. I honestly had to step out in the hallway and wipe the tears from my face after witnessing this. I think they realized in that moment, they can do anything they want and shouldn’t feel held back by the people around them. I couldn’t imagine being a young black female in rural America. I feel an obligation to show those students how much bigger the world is. I feel that showing them Amanda’s poem has been the biggest success yet. Thank you for giving your Words and Wisdom to us, Amanda! You truly are changing the world one word at a time! You’ve made this 35yo, white male history teacher in rural America cry tears of happiness many times over the last few days. You’ve opened hearts of many and the eyes of young girls who are beginning to find their way! So much love to you!❤️

    P FP FMonth ago
    • Teachers rock ! You’re such a great teacher . Keep on the good works sir . Your hard work and dedication will never go unnoticed.

      Ernest AddoErnest AddoMonth ago
  • All Lives matter, PEACE!!

    darrin buttsdarrin buttsMonth ago

      FyreworksFyreworksMonth ago
  • LOL 😆

    Issabella CaponeIssabella CaponeMonth ago
  • Amanda Gorman: "lll be back"

    trrst mntrrst mnMonth ago
  • Very nice, a shame the optimism is BS

    Anders Ask JørgensenAnders Ask JørgensenMonth ago
  • What is garbage I can’t remove from my youtube wall. Was this a poetry jam contestant? Racism

    Bushwhacker 1861Bushwhacker 1861Month ago
  • Are the people of the USA as deeply and dangerously divided as a few of the comments under this video would suggest? Consider the number of such comments. It's a tiny number, even when compared to the number who have viewed this video, let alone the wider population. They seek to create a smokescreen to reason. The vast majority, whose persuasion or at least the language they would use is more moderate, are not represented by the extremes expressed here. It's time for the majority, the core, the great and good, the powerhouse, the equal, the united, to take the country forward once again, as they have in the past. Good on Amanda Gorman by the way; that was well worth a listen.

    Quantock BeechQuantock BeechMonth ago
  • If she becomes President, I might just move to America lol

    Xx - Wiktoria - xXXx - Wiktoria - xXMonth ago
  • “Harm to none” and yet the first days in office he left the military out in the cold freezing garage and Prez T offered his hotel for them to stay in. If this isn’t the biggest kind of hypocrisy I’ve ever heard. Two faced lying, talking out of both sides of their mouths. Forked tongues. For those who can’t see it, and choose to turn a blind eye, may god have mercy on you, for you know not what you do.

    Wynds of ChangeWynds of ChangeMonth ago
  • This was trash.

    Daniel TekluDaniel TekluMonth ago

      FyreworksFyreworksMonth ago
  • This brilliant young woman transformed the Biden Inaugural into a spiritual event.

    Richard LongRichard LongMonth ago
  • Lovely girl

  • She’s amazing. I read that she wrote it the night of the Jan 6th attempted Insurrection

    serdy ximiserdy ximiMonth ago
  • *Putin's palace. History of world's largest bribe*

    Ilya MedvedevIlya MedvedevMonth ago