Girlfriend Poem

Poem About What It Means To Love

Dedicated to my best friend, Joyce. Sometimes your soulmate is just your best friend.

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I met her in med school. She is called Mariam. She is so amazing, and being with her is the most beautiful thing in my life. Her smile makes me feel heaven is for real. I am gland to say I...

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Analysis of Form and Technique

When I Am With Her

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Published: November 2007

When I am without her,
the sun doesn't shine as brightly.
When I am without her,
the clouds are dark and foreboding.
When I am without her,
the birds don't sing as sweetly.                       
When I am without her,
the walls close in on me.
When I am without her,
in the depths of my hell, whispering her name sustains me.
But when I am with her,
she lifts me up.
When I am with her,
I have the strength to move mountains.
When I am with her,
I can withstand anything.
When I am with her,
her smile warms my very soul.
When I am with her,
the angels sing her name.
When I am with her,
I fall in love all over again.

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Techniques this poem uses:

  • There is a strong sense of structure, which helps the poem flow smoothly. The first half of the poem is about what life is like when the person is not by the author's side. Then it switches to share what life is like with that person.

    When I am without her, the sun doesn’t shine as brightly.
    When I am with her, I have the strength to move mountains.

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  • The author uses the repetition of certain phrases in this poem to bring the readers' attention to the main idea.

    When I am without her
    When I am with her

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  • This is an example of a free verse poem. Free verse poems do not follow specific rules.
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  • Nsubuga Ivan by Nsubuga Ivan
  • 10 months ago

I met her in med school. She is called Mariam. She is so amazing, and being with her is the most beautiful thing in my life. Her smile makes me feel heaven is for real. I am gland to say I love her every moment.

  • Tamba by Tamba
  • 4 years ago

I am a middle school student, and I have a HUGE crush on this girl. The only way I can really communicate with her is by putting love notes in her locker. I am a pretty good poet, so I write some of my own and find some here on this website. I think poems are the best way I can communicate with her since I don't even have the courage to say "hi" to her.

  • Matthew Pickett by Matthew Pickett
  • 1 year ago

Having been through high school, I understand the fear. However, I asked my now girlfriend of 5 years out in high school; it works. And yes, sign your name on the poems.

  • Macain by Macain
  • 4 years ago

Trust me, as a middle school student, you should talk to her and become at least a friend before you ask her out, and sign your name on the poems.

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