Hello everyone! The month of April is National Poetry Month so I wanted to share with you two poems. One written by Amanda Gorman and one written by me when I was in 3rd grade. Enjoy!

Amanda Gorman

Chorus of the Captains

Today we honor our three captains for their actions and impact in a time of uncertainty and need.

They have taken the lead, exceeding all expectations and limitations, uplifting their communities and nation 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 non-stop providing his community with hot spots, laptops, and tech workshops, so his students have all the tools they need to succeed in life and in school.

Susie 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 front line 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.

Source: townandcountrymag.com


Amanda Gorman also recited her poem, The Hill We Climb, at President Biden and Vice-President Harris’ inauguration. Amanda turned that poem into a book. Click HERE to buy it. Also, the video from the inauguration is below.

Ali Ohman

I Like Reading

Keep in mind while you are reading this that I was in 3rd grade when I wrote this….

I Like Reading

By Ali Ohman

Reading is AMAZING,

Reading is ENCHANTING.

Reading is COMFORTING,

Reading is EXCITING.

Reading is EASY,

Reading is HAPPY.

Reading is FUN,


Reading is LOVELY,

Reading is MERRY.

Reading can be FANTASY,

Reading can be FUNNY.

Reading is powerful,

Reading is peaceful.

Reading is USEFUL,

Reading is DELIGHTFUL.

Reading is COOL,


I hope you enjoyed this poetry themed blog post. Soon I will be starting a new series on my blog so be on the lookout! 🙂

Happy Reading,

Ali Ohman

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://aliohman.com/2021/04/06/poetry/

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