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The Mirrored Refrain is rhyming verse form constructed by Stephanie Repnyek.

The poem is formed by three or more quatrains where two lines within the quatrain are the "mirrored refrain" or alternating refrain.

The rhyme scheme is as follows: xaBA, xbAB, xaBA, xbAB, etc..  x represents the only lines that do not rhyme within the poem.  A and B represent the refrain. 
 
Note:  The first four stanzas of the example poem are labeled for better understanding.

Example:
 
Child of His Earth
 
Spirits moving passionately (x)
Soaring with the wind… (a)
I am a child of the Earth, (B)
From the beginning to the end. (A)
 
God paints his canvas around me (x)
I come alive…a new rebirth (b)
From the beginning to the end (A)
I am a child of the Earth. (B)
 
Teardrops fall while giving thanks (x)
I hear the voices of the wind (a)
I am a child of the Earth, (B)
From the beginning to the end. (A)
 
When I’m lonely and blue… (x)
His touch shows me my worth (b)
From the beginning to the end, (A)
I am a child of the Earth. (B)
 
My sorrows are replaced with happiness
A touch of love is what He gives
I am a child of the Earth,
From the beginning to the end.
 
I thank Him for the blessings he sends
In my life, He is always first
From the beginning to the end,
I am a child of the Earth.
 
Appreciating all that surrounds me
I give thanks to God…it’s all for him
I am a child of the Earth,
From the beginning to the end.
 
His breath of wind eases my fear
He makes me strong when times are tough
From the beginning to the end,
I am a child of the Earth.
 
Spirits moving passionately
Soaring with the wind…
I am a child of the Earth,
From the beginning to the end.
 
The world may crumble and fall
But my spirit will live through His love
From the beginning to the end,
I am a child of the Earth.
 
I want to be remembered for my spirit
It’s all for God…he made me who I am
I am a child of His Earth,
From the beginning to the end.
 
Copyright 2003 Stephanie Repnyek