Watch Inauguration Day Poet Amanda Gorman’s “Earthrise”

22 year old Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman took center stage with her inspiring poem “The Hill We Climb” at the Biden/Harris inauguration in January. In 2018 she created a poem for The Climate Reality Project, to raise awareness about climate change. Bravo to this powerful young voice and her hopeful vision for the future…”The time is now now now”

excerpt from “Earthrise”

You don’t need to be a politician
To make it your mission to conserve, to protect,
To preserve that one and only home
That is ours,
To use your unique power
To give next generations the planet they deserve.

We are demonstrating, creating, advocating
We heed this inconvenient truth, because we need to be anything but lenient
With the future of our youth.

And while this is a training,
in sustaining the future of our planet,
There is no rehearsal. The time is
Because the reversal of harm,
And protection of a future so universal
Should be anything but controversial.

So, earth, pale blue dot
We will fail you not.