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'Hamilton' Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's Inspiring Tony Speech About Orlando And Love

By Kristy Puchko | Celebrity | June 13, 2016 |

By Kristy Puchko | Celebrity | June 13, 2016 |

In the wake of senseless mass murder that’s once again stained our nation with blood of the innocent, we’re left once more wondering what to say. Our own Riley Silverman harnessed her pain, anger and determination over the weekend. At the Tonys, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda accepted the honor for Best Original Score with a sonnet that urged the audience to persevere from this putrid hate crime with love.

Here’s the text of Manuel’s beautiful speech:

“My wife’s the reason anything gets done

She nudges me towards promise by degrees

She is a perfect symphony of one

Our son is her most beautiful reprise

We chase the melodies that seem to find us

Until they’re finished songs and start to play

When senseless acts of tragedy remind us

That nothing here is promised, not one day

This show is proof that history remembers

We live through times when hate and fear seem stronger

We rise and fall and light from dying embers

Remembrances that hope and love last longer

And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love

Cannot be killed or swept aside

I sing Vanessa’s symphony, Eliza tells her story

Now fill the world with music, love and pride.”

Our hearts go out to everyone who is suffering today because of one evil gunman. May Manuel’s message “love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside” be a mantra that helps us all as we look forward, push on, and dare to live out loud.

Kristy Puchko is the film editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.