Maya Hanson

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  • Ovi-enita Odiete Ovi-enita Odiete (7/4/2016 1:04:00 PM)

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

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  • Maya Hanson (5/9/2015 8:09:00 PM)

    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!

  • Maya Hanson (8/20/2014 4:56:00 PM)

    So I'm kind of freaking out...
    In May I applied for the American Library of Poetry's National Poetry Contest with Closer to the Sky. I was just told that I'm getting published in Accolades, the contest's young adult compilation! Congratulations to all the other poets in Accolades, you deserve it, and I'm so excited! ! !

  • Toby Hill (6/18/2014 5:13:00 AM)

    Hello Maya. I am a Youtuber called Toby Hill. I recently adapted one of your poems for a university project. King of the Jungle. I have since put it up on Youtube (I am not making any money from it nor will I) however now it is up on Youtube I thought you might like to see it. Here is the link: https: // v=yXyEbqdUp9o you are credited in the description. I haven't really used this site for anything other than finding your poem however if you do want to get in contact there are the Youtube comments and all my social networks are linked from there. I hope you are okay with me adapting the poem and thank you for bringing such a lovely poem into the world.

  • Maya Hanson (4/9/2014 5:15:00 PM)

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

  • Maya Hanson (3/14/2014 12:52:00 PM)

    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.

  • Maya Hanson (2/23/2014 8:54:00 PM)

    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!

  • Maya Hanson (1/30/2014 9:44:00 PM)

    Coming soon...
    I Have Never, Sleepless Night, and Summer!

  • Maya Hanson (5/21/2013 3:18:00 PM)

    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.

  • Maya Hanson (4/4/2013 9:30:00 PM)

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

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.

Read the full of Despite

Losing You

Spying on you
Makes me wonder why
And when I wonder why,
For just a moment
I understand
What you’re trying to say
Through words
And dreams
But then I lose the thought

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