Maya Hanson

Maya Hanson Poems

Despite the wind
carving her face raw,
she bends to the sky

I am a
Human being.

I try to

Use a streetlight
to show me
that things are okay

Could you have chosen
a different way to say it?
So many words
So little time

You claim you felt a
spark. Maybe it was
just the fire in my
hands, directed at you.

drenched in the lake water


Say hello,
say hello
I'm waiting for a twist in time
Say hello,

A little less than
half the spotlight
on the side of my face
as I stand in the limelight

I press myself near the wall
hang my hair over my face
and hope all
you see


I almost panic when I look
in the distance, black clouds loom
But I'm on my way now
and I'm fighting against my doom


I want to run like I'll never reach the ending
I want to dive like I'll never touch the deep
I want to grow everything I ever lay my hands on
I want to breathe in afternoons spent asleep

Can you make yourself love?
Can you make yourself be loved?
Can you waste away the sorrow
Before you're even all the way hurt

It's at times like these
when I miss you the most
It's at times like these
when I wish I was home

When we stare at each other strangely
There’s something in between our eyes
Something that defies gravity
And we think it’s called courage

It spreads fast
From my head to my toes and
I’m coughing and moaning
and running a fever

in circles
I can't concentrate
Messing up

Over the river
you’re laughing
I can hear it,
the sounds of starting again


I am a symbol
of the red-hot fire
burning in your heart.

Eyes staring through me,
humans with strange hearts
Love hangs in the air,
filling balloons on a string


A shimmering shadow
made of fresh, forbidden air
and laughs
and memories

Maya Hanson Biography

A little about me: My name is Maya Hanson, otherwise known as Mye. I was actually named after Maya Angelou...what a coincidence, I followed in her footsteps and write poetry and stories as well. I am 18 and a freshman in college. I have been writing poetry since about 2nd or 3rd grade (but my older ones on here are not that great) . A lot of my poems are also songs. I love to write; I'm currently doing a 200 day writing challenge for poetry and I'm also working on some novel ideas called Stealing Summer,10 (Sort Of) Sins I Committed, Falling for Hayley, Over the Edge, Forever Is Too Long, and Into the Unknown. I used to be a gymnast and I still follow elite gymnastics obsessively. Some of my role models are Aly Raisman, Carly Patterson, Kyla Ross, Bailie Key, Aliya Mustafina, Victoria Moors, Angelina Kysla, Simone Biles, Larisa Iordache, Viktoria Komova, Maggie Nichols, Katelyn Ohashi, and Madison Kocian. I play the piano and sing in an a cappella choir. I also do duets with my sister. I am the oldest child in my family. I have one younger sister who is 15 and 3 cats. Thank you for visiting! ! ! I would love your feedback! ~Maya)

The Best Poem Of Maya Hanson


Despite the wind
carving her face raw,
she bends to the sky

and knows
the moon will rise again
so she can tear herself
from her shadow.

Despite the climb
blocking her path,
she breathes in the cool air

and picks herself
again and

Despite the haunts
behind her shoulders
clutching her throat,

she breaks down and
cries and screams and
keeps living.
Despite the darkness
that follows her

she takes another step,
she knows
there’s a light
in the hallway.

Maya Hanson Comments

Maya Hanson 04 April 2013

Coming soon... I'll Tell You Why and Is That All :)

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Maya Hanson 21 May 2013

Coming soon... A lot of poems! ! ! ! ! ! ! including Till you're here, Can't say a thing, Tomorrow's coming, I'll tell you why, Alive, Searching, and can't you sing a line.

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Maya Hanson 27 February 2013

COMING SOON EVERYONE (or no one- this is how pathetic I am, it could happen) : I have 3 poems I'm holding back for suspense (or maybe sorta probably it's because I'm wayyyy too busy to post them now) . I will probably post them by next week. (Darlin' You're) Changin' My Mind, Heart Gone Haywire, and ________ (haven't exactly decided what I'm calling this one yet, but it's probably going to be Twenty Of You) .

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Maya Hanson 06 March 2013

Darlin' You're Changin' My Mind and Heart Gone Haywire are now posted, along with I Am Fossil Fuels and The Way We've Always Lived- 2 others I had an inspiration for. Twenty Of You will be coming soon...

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Maya Hanson 12 April 2012

Comment on me and I'll look at one of your poems and comment on you! ! ! ;) -mye3 poet

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Ovi Odiete 04 July 2016

Interesting Poems..............From a Great Poet like you

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Maya Hanson 09 May 2015

So you may have noticed I deleted about 9 or 10 of my poems on here. Or maybe not...probably no one really looks at them anyway. But if you are wondering where they went...I went through the process of removing the writing that I think is not stylistically representative of me as a writer or that were just super old (some of them I had written in 3rd or 4th grade, and they just weren't that great) . So yeah. I hope you enjoy any of them that you read though!

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Maya Hanson 09 April 2014

AAAAHHHHH 199! ! ! ! ! ! ! stay tuned! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ;)

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Maya Hanson 14 March 2014

Okay, so I know this may have just been a mistake, but I have four poems that are rated 1.0. It was most likely by the same person, and they might have mistaken it for the highest score. But I have something to say to all the haters out there...If you're going to hate on someone, have a reason. And if you're going to hate on my poems, please comment below telling me WHY you didn't like it and what I can do better. So...just needed to get this off my chest. That's all. And thank you to everyone who has enjoyed and rated my poems over the years.

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Maya Hanson 23 February 2014

I have 188 poems here from November 2011 to now- almost 200! Time has passed so fast. After my 200th poem (or maybe for my 200th) , I will be celebrate. Maybe some quotes or something. I am so thankful to all the people who have read, rated, and commented on my poems since the start, and I want to continue getting better!

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Maya Hanson Quotes

Life is like a box of chocolates. Sometimes it's delicious and sometimes it makes you want to puke.

Active imaginations are rarer than they seem.

And this is something I won't forget or regret. Something I will look back on and say, "Hey, there's me doing something stupid, but it came out good."

My role model is never seen without a smile on her face. And that is why she is my role model.

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