A lot of us find it hard to put how we’re feeling about the world into words. But one third grader has no such problem, and their feminist poem has people calling them the “Gen Z Sylvia Plath.” Originally tweeted out by Arabelle Sicardi, this kid’s poem, entitled “The True Feminine,” has gotten the attention of over 140,000 Twitter users.
“I am not sugar and spice and everything nice,” the poem begins. “I am music, I am art. I am a story. I am a church bell, gonging out wrongs and rights and normal nights.”
This articulate and emotionally connected eight-year-old deserves all the snaps in the world.
“I was a baby. I am a child. I will be a mother,” the young poet continues. “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.”
You are a rich pie. We should all be rich pies, never to be eaten!
Honestly, please leave us alone, too. We want to believe that Gen Z Sylvia Plath is real and out there creating a body of work that will move us in ways we didn’t know we could emotionally move.
Stay “The True Feminine” you are, anonymous author. Keep on gonging and do not let your beauty define you.