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Bij de inaugururatie van Joe Biden maakte dichter Amanda Gorman grote indruk met haar voordracht van The Hill We Climb. Zoveel dat ze gisteren zelfs de Superbowl (het grootste sportevent van Amerika) inleidde met een gedicht. American Football en poëzie? Het blijkt prima samen te gaan, kijk maar

Hier nog even een transcript van Chorus of the Captains:

Today we honor our three captains

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For their actions and impact in

A time of uncertainty and need.

They've taken the lead,

Exceeding all expectations and limitations,

Uplifting their communities and neighbors

As leaders, healers, and educators.

James has felt the wounds of warfare,

But this warrior still shares

His home with at-risk kids.

During Covid, he's even lent a hand

Love-streaming football for family and fans.

Trimaine is an educator who worlds nonstop,

Providing his community with hotspots,

Laptops, and tech workshops

So his students have all the tools

They need to succeed in life and in school.

Suzie is the ICU nurse manager at a Tampa Hospital.

Her chronicles prove that even in tragedy, hope is possible.

She lost her grandmothers to the pandemic,

And fights to save other lives in the ICU battle zone,

Defining the frontline heroes risking their lives for our own.

Let us walk with these warriors,

Charge on with these champions,

And carry forth the call of our captains!

We celebrate them by acting with courage and compassion,

By doing what is right and just.

For while we honor them today

It is they who every day honor us."

 

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