Saturday, January 01, 2022

New Day's Lyric: Amanda Gorman





"May this be the day
We come together.
Mourning, we come to mend,
Withered, we come to weather,
Torn, we come to tend,
Battered, we come to better.
Tethered by this year of yearning,
We are learning
That though we weren't ready for this,
We have been readied by it.
We steadily vow that no matter
How we are weighed down,
We must always pave a way forward.

This hope is our door, our portal.
Even if we never get back to normal,
Someday we can venture beyond it,
To leave the known and take the first steps.
So let us not return to what was normal,
But reach toward what is 

What was cursed, we will cure.
What was plagued, we will prove pure.
Where we tend to argue, we will try to agree,
Those fortunes we forswore, now the future we foresee,
Where we weren't aware, we're now awake;
Those moments we missed
Are now these moments we make,
The moments we meet,
And our hearts, once all together beaten,
Now all together beat.
Come, look up with kindness yet,
For even solace can be sourced from sorrow.
We remember, not just for the sake of yesterday,
But to take on tomorrow.

We heed this old spirit,
In a new day's lyric,
In our hearts, we hear it:
For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
Be bold, sang Time this year,
Be bold, sang Time,
For when you honor yesterday,
Tomorrow ye will find.
Know what we've fought
Need not be forgotten nor for none.
It defines us, binds us as one,
Come over, join this day just begun.
For wherever we come together,
We will forever overcome."









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5 comments:

  1. This is beautiful. What an amazing young woman. Happy New Year to you my friend. My hope is that this is a better year for all.

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  2. Indeed. Cannot even begin to imagine the possibilities for her future.

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  3. Happy New Year to you and your family. Ms. Gorman's words always bring tears to my eyes. What an amazing young woman. Perhaps the Maya Angelou/Tony Morrison of the next generation. I hope that 2022 is a year filled with joy and creativity for you.

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  4. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Jeannie. I so agree. An amazing young voice for a new era. And you are so right. I wished that Maya Angelou was here to know her creativity and inspiration and role modeling had been passed down.

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  5. yup, I re-read that too...startling and hopeful xoxox

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