Poems With Repetition

18 Poems With Repeated Lines Or Phrases

Repetition brings a reader's attention to specific ideas or themes in the poem, and it's a useful technique to create structure in a poem.

  1. Breathe

    • By Tiffaney L. Ganci
    • Published: April 2018
    Living With Anxiety

    in Teen Mental Illness Poems

    Panic, worry, darkness closing in around me.
    These are some of the words I could use to describe my anxiety,
    but nothing I can say could speak of its entirety,
    as I cry internally thinking I've lost my sanity.

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    • Rating 4.70
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  2. A Few More Steps

    Poem About Recovering From Self-Harm

    in STOP Cutting Poems

    You're almost there.
    Just a few more steps.
    You can beat this game,
    a lot like chess.

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    • Rating 4.53
  3. Please Don't Cry

    Poem About Loved One's Spirit Being Near

    in Sympathy Poems


    Please, don't cry.
    I'm not really gone.
    When you look out the window,
    I'll be standing on the lawn.

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    Featured Shared Story

    This is helping take way the pain. My daughter’s father, my ex-husband and my grandson's grandfather did on Sept. 14, 2016 after 2 weeks in hospice, and on Sept. 23, 2016 he was buried after...

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  4. The Life Of A Soldier

    in War Poems

    We have an understanding, you and I.
    We sit in silence; nothing needs to be said.

    I know the weight you carry.

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  5. But You Didn't

    • By Merrill Glass

    in Famous Death Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    Remember the time you lent me your car and I dented it?
    I thought you'd kill me...
    But you didn't.

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    Featured Shared Story

    The expecting of a loved one to come home, to come out of their bedroom, to come and have coffee with you, to call you, to text you, to walk in the forest with you like all the other times,...

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  7. Love Me

    • By Samantha A. Kemmerer
    • Published: December 2017
    Asking Boyfriend To Be True

    in Boyfriend Poems

    One thing I ask of you...

    Love me for who I am
    and be true.

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    I love my boyfriend with all my heart. We have been together for 5 months and we are getting really serious. I want to get married, but he is scared to, and I just don't want him to be that way.

  8. Unheard Voice

    • By Littin Thomas Modoor
    • Published: March 2009

    in Abortion Poems

    Nine months are slowly getting close,
    I am surrounded by the blanket of yours;
    Slowly I am growing in your womb,
    Please don't send me to the tomb;...

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    Featured Shared Story

    Please have your baby. Like you say, it could be your only chance. If you can't raise him, there are many wonderful people that would love to adopt him. Believe me, you will mourn this child...

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  9. Because She Was My Best Friend

    • By Insha Jesani
    • Published: April 2015
    Poem Remembering A Friendship

    in Goodbye Friend Poems

    Together we would laugh, together we would cry,
    With each other, we'd never be shy.
    We'd often fight, then sort it out,
    And at each other, we would never shout.

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    • Rating 4.38
    Featured Shared Story

    One day my friend was going to Canada. I cried, I prayed to God (Allah), and the next morning he told me he missed his flight. I was happy!

  10. When Do I Think Of You?

    • By Sherry Hilderbrand
    • Published: November 2017
    Thinking Of You Always

    in True Love Poems

    I think of you in the morning
    before the sun rises,
    when in the still of the darkness
    my heart feels your presence.

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    Featured Shared Story

    The best poem I've read in a long time (and I love poems): soft, gentle, evocative, thoughtful, and able to create the same complexity of emotions in the reader. I'm grateful this morning...

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  11. Will You Ever Love Me?

    Questioning Love

    in Confused about Love Poems

    When I'm missing you,
    I feel a million miles away.
    I long for your touch.

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    • Rating 4.30
  12. Right Of Life

    • By Ashley
    • Published: November 2011
    Unborn Baby To Mother

    in Abortion Poems

    Taken away because of the fear of responsibility,
    Taken away and denied opportunity
    Taken away so I could not be.
    Oh, mama, didn't you love me?...

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    • Rating 4.29
    Featured Shared Story

    very touching... If only everyone could read this because, just maybe it could change the mind of that one person who is considering to let their baby go.

  13. The Meaning Of Love

    in Romantic Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique


    To love is to share life together,
    to build special plans just for two,
    to work side by side,
    and then smile with pride,

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    Featured Shared Story

    Love is the thing that keeps you up all night because you'd rather talk to that person than sleep. Love can be the best feeling in the world and also the worst. It can bring you higher than...

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  14. At The Bottom Of The Bottle

    • By Emily Olivo
    • Published: April 2008
    How To Love An Alcoholic Father

    in Father Poems

    At the bottom of the bottle
    his feelings won't show.
    He'll let no one know
    the feelings he hides.

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    • Votes 65
    • Rating 4.22
  15. Until Forever Dies

    • By Serbec
    • Published: August 2011

    in Love Forever Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    This is us,
    Never alone.
    We have each other
    Whether in the same room

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    • Rating 4.22
    Featured Shared Story

    That was a super fantastic poem and completely heart touching. Me and my boyfriend will be celebrating two years of our relationship next month and this poem is just so beautiful and perfect...

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  16. Best Kinds

    Rhyming Poem For A Best Friend

    in Best Friend Poems

    The best kinds of people are warm and kind.
    They are always there and they never mind.
    The best kinds of people smile and embrace.
    They support you with strength and grace.

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    • Rating 4.20
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    Featured Shared Story

    You will always be my friend in the heart even when our parents set us apart. Love you!

  17. I'll Be There

    • By Nubia Valle
    • Published: July 2007

    in Best Friend Poems

    I'll be there
    When you feel lonely and frightened,
    When you need help with something,
    When you feel hopeless.

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    • Rating 4.18
    Featured Shared Story

    Your bestie may move on, but still be there for him/her. They may still need you!

  18. A Friend Is Someone...

    • By Leah Ross
    • Published: January 2009
    What Is A True Friend?

    in True Friend Poems

    A friend is someone
    You turn to.
    A friend is someone
    You confide in.

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    • Rating 4.15
  19. Cool It Down

    Living With Humility

    in Life Lesson Poems

    You're not so important
    That you can't be replaced.
    If you leave today,
    Someone will fill your space;

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