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In full: The inaugural poem 'One Today'

The poem was written and performed by 44-year-old Richard Blanco.

US President Barack Obama at today's inauguration.
US President Barack Obama at today's inauguration.
Image: Carolyn Kaster/AP/Press Association Images

AS PART OF today’s presidential inauguration, an inaugural poem was read aloud.

To poem chosen to mark the second term of President Barack Obama was called ‘One Today’ and was written and performed by Richard Blanco.

The choice of poem made its own history, with it being the first time that an inaugural poet was Hispanic.

He was also the first gay inaugural poet and at 44-years-old, the youngest.

The poem can be read in its entirety here.

(The Wall Street Journal/YouTube)

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