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Hannah Collins

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My name is Hannah. I am 26 years old. I work with young children in school teaching dance and exercise. I love to write and have been writing since I was 10 years old. I write poems but some short stories too. I believe poetry is best when shared. I write about topical issues, emotions, family, everything really. Sometimes I will see an item on the News and it will inspire me to write. I have had a few things published in an Anthology but not a lot yet.


The Heart That Hopes I think the heart still hopes Even when all hope is gone. Even when all the clothes and food and money and books Have all been taken, The heart hopes on. When there is only a crust of bread To eat each day, I think the heart beats towards that crust. When the mother has gone All hope is on the father, When the baby has entered into the chamber, All hope is on the baby who has not yet entered in. The heart of a human still hopes, Still hopes to remain human. People will make a village wherever they are gathered, Wherever they are imprisoned, They will find a patch of earth, They will make a small city And call it Hope.

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Jane Briganti

Sat 21st Jul 2018 20:51

Nice to meet you Hannah. Thank you for taking the time to comment on 'Rainbow'.๐Ÿ˜Š


Fri 13th Jul 2018 13:56

thanks for visiting-
what rhymes with Newcastle?

is your brother Collin Collins?

save this.

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Ian Whiteley

Wed 4th Jul 2018 12:15

thanx for the kind comments on the JCC toon Hannah - I appreciate it :-)

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Danny G.

Wed 20th Jun 2018 21:45

Thanks Hannah for taking the time to read my poem and commenting on it. I appreciate it.


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ebonie d camp

Mon 18th Jun 2018 14:11

thank you for your sample it was so heart felt i also enjoy reading your blogs.

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Nicola Hulme

Wed 13th Jun 2018 09:00

HI Hannah,

Thank you for your kind comments on The Washing Line.

I love the sentiment of "The Heart That Hopes" and especially this line

"People will make a village wherever they are gathered"


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Don Matthews

Mon 11th Jun 2018 00:08

Ah Hannah... you pull at my feelings...please keep doing it. It's interesting you mention about it being OK for men to cry now. I will certainly pull up your poem 'men can cry now'. I also wrote a poem in this vein which I've yet to post. Will let you know when I do.

Thankyou for interacting. I appreciate it.

Don ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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keith jeffries

Tue 5th Jun 2018 18:49

Congratulations on your highly successful poem. I am a great admirer of your work and look forward to reading more of your poetry.

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Tahira Rehman

Tue 15th May 2018 23:11

Your sample โ€˜the heart that hopesโ€™ is a beautiful and deep piece of writing.

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Fri 11th May 2018 22:41

Thank you for commenting on Clinging to Convention. This is very much a real person in my home town. I try to portray real people where the poem has a documentary flavour. I think you do too. Appreciate your take!


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mike booth

Tue 8th May 2018 22:59

hi hannah. thanks for kind comments on Stu of the Steps. Reading it again, I'm still not happy with it...the rhythms just don't seem to flow well and some sections are a bit "flabby". An important subject, though, covered by your recent one as well, so thanks for the encouragement!
posting on here rather than my poem section as I fear i could be stirring up a hornet's nest of controversial views... maybe that's worth writing it for alone!
m x

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Tue 1st May 2018 07:46

Dearest Hannah!

I wanted to Thank you, so so so much, for your input in my writings. Your likes and your inpirational, encouraging comments, are priceless to me. I absolutely love your work!!! You are amazing!!! Thank you!

Your biggest fan...

Anya xxx

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Joe Williams

Wed 25th Apr 2018 21:18

Thank you Hannah, I'm glad you liked the poem ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Tue 24th Apr 2018 17:53

Hi Hannah Thankyou for your comments back on my box again love wendy x

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Wed 18th Apr 2018 21:31

Hi Hannah,

Thank you so much, for liking and commenting on some of my work. My Inspiration likes it!!! Nothing can beat that!!!

Thank you! Anya x

jennifer Malden

Sat 24th Mar 2018 18:28

Hello Hannah,

Thanks for the great comment on The Veteran. You understood exactly what I was trying to express.


jennifer Malden

Sat 24th Mar 2018 17:53

Hello Hannah,
Thanks for the nice comment on Timmy. He was my tiny (2kg) dog. Wee but really feisty and never agressive, a real little terrier. My husband, who had never had a dog,was very agin one, but became really fond of him, and used to walk round the house everywhere, carrying him He could climb rocks like a goat, (four wheel drive!), but couldn't get down, so we had to prise him off with a fishing rod, and catch him in a beach towel.

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Sun 11th Mar 2018 09:41

Hi Hannah,
Thank you so much for liking my poem โ€žThe Giftโ€. It means a lot. Anya x

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Fri 9th Mar 2018 22:11

Hannah thanks again for the great comments ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Ian Whiteley

Mon 5th Mar 2018 20:53

Many thanks for you kind comments on 'Sacred Path' Hannah - I'm pleased that you liked it

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Wed 28th Feb 2018 20:04

Hi there Hannah... Thank you for liking my poem. Looking forward to see more of your entry. x -mgs

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Mon 12th Feb 2018 22:51

Thank you, Hannah for the lovely comment.
In the process of giving yours a read!


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Sun 4th Feb 2018 02:49

Thanks Hannah for your like and comment on "Forgotten". Your poems are ravishing and it's a lovely treat to read them.

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Graham Sherwood

Fri 2nd Feb 2018 09:41

Hannah, many thanks for the likes and comments on WIGIG and WIGIG2.

You'll notice I've deleted them both (as in when it's gone, it's gone) as I only posted them to vent a little frustration at the current events concerning the plight of some women.

Keep up the good work. You are always an interesting poet to read.


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Mon 22nd Jan 2018 19:45


From your sample:"I think the heart still hopes
Even when all hope is gone."

I think so.

I try and follow the Stoics (From Zeno to Marcus Aurelius) and be a realist and avoid the poets (as is the Stoic way). But I can't. I'm like a rat-terrier who chases rats; because he has too. My heart will always hope, as much as I try and mind my mind, because it has too.

Thanks for sharing your work.


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Colin Hill

Wed 3rd Jan 2018 13:05

thank you Hannah. I did indeed know that. The reader interprets the use of words in different ways sometimes. All the best, Colin.

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Laura Taylor

Thu 23rd Nov 2017 12:52

Hey Hannah

Thank you very much for your comments on Just Relax and Hashtag Arrogance, I do appreciate it.

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Thu 2nd Nov 2017 10:54

Nice work I enjoyed reading your poetry! Will be back for more

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Hannah Collins

Wed 1st Nov 2017 19:43

Hi Mike, I have sent you a message about the poem somewhere.
It is fine with me, a great idea, I look forward to reading it.


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mike booth

Sat 28th Oct 2017 22:21

Meant to ask if it is ok to post my poem based on the Caged Bird? M๐Ÿ˜€

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