“Tribute,” Amanda Gorman’s Super Bowl Poem Rocked The Stadium

Super Bowl 55 is tonight; OH YES, how sweet it is, this very night. Kansas City Chiefs come up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

Super Bowl 55 is so exciting and a game I won’t miss, but what about Amanda Gorman. Oh My Gosh!!! She was incredible! Once again, she came through with a poem that says it all.

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History In The Making Again

Amanda made history again as the first pregame poet to recite a poem she wrote just for the occasion because she was asked to.

And again, she delivered her poem with precision. She overcame adversities and spoke clearly. She added positive emotion to the recital and made all of us feel what she wrote. We can all learn from her performance.

She has, without a doubt, become one of my hero’s. Her skills exceed the words of so many before her and many more who come after. She literally wrote about real people and their trials and struggles during COVID-19. But not only that, she incorporated everything they have done to help during these difficult times.

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Super Bowl Plan

Super bowl 55 planned to honor 3 people representing all of America, COVID ICU nurse manager Suzie Dorner, Marine Corps veteran James Martin, and educator Trimaine Davis. In their desire to do so, they sought out the one person who could put into words how each person has impacted our world during COVID-19.

Each one a captain who has taken the lead and gone beyond what we envisioned as leaders, healers, and educators. Amanda has a talent that exceeds many others.

Amanda tells us to look for the positive, speak the good, and live it in our lives. COVID has affected every one of us in so many ways. We have to stand strong just as Amanda did when she spoke her amazing words of hope, “Tirbute.”

Amanda goes on a second time to call America to walk with these warriors, for they honor us by doing what is just and right.

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See Amanda’s full poem in complete text below.

Tribute, The words of Amanda Gorman’s Super Bowl Poem

Today we honor our three captains

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

Live-streaming football for family and fans. 

Trimaine is an educator who works 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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Final Thoughts

I am certain this will not be the last we see of Amanda and her incredible ability to put words together to call us all together. Words that lift us and give us hope for a better tomorrow.

Amanda’s poem’s words are put together and spoken with such eloquence that we can’t deny her talent and her call to pull a nation together where ever she performs.

See “The Hill We Climb” by Amanda Gorman.

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