Here’s a transcript of Amanda Gorman’s Super Bowl poem, ‘Chorus of the Captains’

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Amanda Gorman, who wowed Americans with her original poem at the inauguration of President Joe Biden, has done it again. The 22-year-old poet laureate spoke on video Sunday before Super Bowl LV kicked off, with words honoring America’s front-line healthcare workers, teachers and military veterans.

“Poetry at the Super Bowl is a feat for art and our country, because it means that we are thinking imaginatively about human connection even when we feel isolated,” Gorman said in a tweet Sunday. “I will honor 3 heroes who exemplify the best of this endeavor. I toast to them, to poetry and to a #SuperBowl like no other. “Here is his poem for Sunday,” Captains’ Choir “:” Today we honor our three captains for their actions and impact in a time of uncertainty and need. They have taken the lead, surpassing all expectations and limitations, elevating their communities and neighbors as leaders, healers and educators. James has felt the wounds of war, but this warrior still shares His home with children at risk. During Covid, He even helped out with love streaming soccer for family and fans. Trimaine is an educator who works non-stop, providing his community with hotspots, laptops, and tech workshops so his students have all the tools they need. they need to be successful in life and in school. Suzie is the ICU director of nursing at a Tampa hospital. Her chronicles show that even in tragedy, hope is possible. you. He lost his grandmothers to the pandemic, and he fights to save other lives in the ICU battle zone, defining the frontline heroes who risk their lives for ours. Let us walk with these warriors, charge with these champions, and carry out the call of our captains! We celebrate them by acting with courage and compassion, doing what is right and just. Because while we honor them today, it is they who honor us every day. ”