This 3rd Grader's Poem Has Everyone Believing She's The Next Sylvia Plath

When most of us were in 3rd grade, we were just learning how to read books without a picture on every page, but one 8-year-old is writing poems more advanced than anything most adults can put together. 

The girl's teacher posted the piece, explaining that the student wrote it during recess one day, without any prompt, just letting it flow out of her.

It reads: 

The True Feminine

I am not sugar and spice and everything nice. I am music, I am art. I am a story. I am a church bell, gonging out wrongs and rights and normal nights. I was baby. I am child. I will be mother. I don’t mind being considered beautiful, I do not allow that to be my definition. I am a rich pie strong with knowledge. I will not be eaten.

Twitter is having the same reaction as you.


It turns out, kids can be pretty good at poetry:


No word yet on who the 3rd grader is, but if an 8-year-old truly did write it, we'll probably be seeing more from her in the years to come. 


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