Poet Amanda Gorman honored the frontline heroes who risked their lives amidst the pandemic with a powerful poetry at The Super Bowl.
First Super Bowl Poetry Ever
On Monday, Amanda shared her excitement “to see poetry at the Super Bowl for the first time.”
“It’s a turning page for poetry, for art, and for our country, because it means we’re thinking more imaginatively about the power of human stories, more expansively about the ways to connect us even when we feel more siloed than ever,” she wrote.
Thus, the next day, Amanda did not fail to leave the audience in awe of her poem during the Super Bowl. It is the poetry she dedicated to three heroes chosen to do the game’s coin toss.
Chorus Of The Captains
Amanda’s masterpiece is primarily about teacher Trimaine Davis, ICU nurse Suzie Dorner, and Marine veteran James Martin. With the title “Chorus of the Captains,” the poem expresses gratitude to these fearless heroes who risked their lives to lead us through the pandemic.
So she spoke:
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
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.
The poem Amanda brought to Super Bowl touched the hearts of millions!
Watch and be blessed.
— NFL (@NFL) February 7, 2021