Maya Hanson

Despite - Poem by 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.

Topic(s) of this poem: depression, light

Comments about Despite by Maya Hanson

  • Chinedu Dike (3/1/2017 9:55:00 AM)

    An insightful motivational piece of poetry, elegantly brought forth with conviction. A lovely poem indeed. (Report) Reply

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  • (11/20/2016 9:07:00 PM)

    Congrats on being selected poet of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (11/20/2016 10:00:00 AM)

    The poem ends with a positive note in the last stanza. Despite many odds the life has to be dragged on. There will be light at the end of the tunnel. Loved it. (Report) Reply

  • Clarence Prince (11/20/2016 7:46:00 AM)

    Depression can be terrible!
    Yet with God's help one can pick one's self up,
    and get over it, in all situation, look unto God for help!
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  • R Soos (11/20/2016 7:12:00 AM)

    Thank you!
    Excellent poem to wake up to this morning! Much appreciated =: -) (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (11/20/2016 7:12:00 AM)

    SHE is born to overcome. Let all the threats, obstacle and barriers be there, she will proceed. Great theme and wonderfully presented. Very much thought provoking and inspiring. Thanks for sharing. X (Report) Reply

  • Col Muhamad Khalid Khan (11/20/2016 5:14:00 AM)

    A wonderfully beautiful poem.Congrats for being member of the day
    Col Muhammad Khalid Khan
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  • Indira Renganathan (11/20/2016 4:06:00 AM)

    Not seven steps, so many steps of efforts crossing across so many struggles, hurdles, obstacles until what we wish is obtained....a good poem with a good message- 10 (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/20/2016 3:49:00 AM)

    Congrats for the POTD
    This is a fantastic poem, , , Inspiring, hopeful and motivating...10+ (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (11/20/2016 1:49:00 AM)

    Keep struggling despite all the setbacks and opposition. A good message. Congrats on having this chosen as poem of the day! (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (11/20/2016 1:48:00 AM)

    She bends to the sky! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (11/20/2016 1:42:00 AM)

    There's a ray of hope despite the deepest darkness...
    Congrats for being selected for the day....
    (Report) Reply

  • Geoffrey Fafard (11/20/2016 12:41:00 AM)

    This is a deep ands shadowy story, full of feeling tied together with beautifully simple and meaning full words.I like it. it is haunting and memorable.Good choice for poem of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak (11/20/2016 12:35:00 AM)

    Despite the darkness
    that follows her

    she takes another step,
    she knows
    there’s a light
    in the hallway.
    - - - - - - - -A marvelous work, thanks for sharing.Congratulations for Poem of the day
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 3, 2015

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