Gorman, the youngest inaugural poet in American history, expressed her outrage at the shooting at a Texas school in a series of tweets on Tuesday.
Uwalde, Texas – Amanda Gorman launches his pen in the face of tragedy.
In the moments after the mass shooting Rob Elementary School in Uwalde, Texas, which killed 19 students and two teachers, Gorman took to Twitter to share a strong message about our nation.
Gorman said “Schools are scared to death.
True one education under the ports,
Leaning low from the bullets;
Following her poem, Gorman posted a series of tweets expressing outrage at the shooting and lack of action in response to other shootings at the school. She called it “inhumanity.”
“To kill children, you need a monster. But watching monsters kill children over and over again and do nothing is not just madness, it is inhumanity, ”Gorman said.
“The truth is that one nation is under arms,” Gorman added. “Who would we be if we just tried. What would we be if we just listened. “
In 2017, Gorman was named the first laureate of the National Youth Poet. When she spoke with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris inauguration in January 2021at the age of 22, she was the youngest inaugural poet in American history.
The young poet was among hundreds of celebrities who spoke out after the fatal shooting. Uwalde is a native and actor Matthew McConaughey urged Americans, their fellow Texans, and mothers and fathers to “find common ground.”
In a statement, he said in part, “As Americans, Texans, mothers and fathers, it is time to reevaluate our desires and reconsider our needs. We must rebuild our values and find common ground over this destructive American reality that has tragically become a problem for our children.”