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To be honest, we're genuine; Hoaxes we don't like
Elephants are similar;unlike a riding bike
A truthteller we are; Never tell a lie
Swap letters and then you find: Words that mean fly.

Explode a letter: Rearrange, I am not an ape
Surprisingly the truth is; far from what it seems
For everyone says we're not a person with a cape.

And now you know the truth: Kindness is not our trait
Everyone despises me, the jail might be my fate.

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The answer is

fake.

At least, that's what the capitalized letters tell me.

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    – Stevo
    Commented Oct 10, 2021 at 21:55
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    $\begingroup$ @Stevo Does it have to? I found the answer. It's hidden in the text. That's a valid way of solving a puzzle, no? $\endgroup$
    – msh210
    Commented Oct 10, 2021 at 22:23
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    – Stevo
    Commented Oct 10, 2021 at 22:23
  • $\begingroup$ @Stevo I look forward to reading what it is. $\endgroup$
    – msh210
    Commented Oct 10, 2021 at 22:33
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Wrap up and Answer for To be honest we're genuine

This is a solution to the puzzle and provides notes from its poser. This type of answer has been approved by the community.

CAUTION: This post contains spoilers for the puzzle.


Being familiar with

This puzzle, I decided to make a riddle somewhat like that.

I started by

Trying to find an answer that might indicate that the lines are incorrect, and I came up with Fake.

Thinking it was going to be too hard...

I made sure that the capitals gave a hint: The answer is fake

That gave us another way of thinking with it:

The line gives us the answer, but if someone didn't know that I was pointing towards the answer, it might serve as a hint that the lines are incorrect, or fake.

With that, I started making the riddle,

Making sure that the first 3 lines were fake, or incorrect. And then the middle 3 lines have some truth, and the last 2 lines were true. Thats a what fake (as in person) would have done. They got caught... and they end up spilling the truth. Hence the truth in the last few lines. Another subtle hint towards the word fake.

For the intended solution path...

To be honest, we are genuine, hoaxes we dont' like

So, everything here was fake. 'To be honest', they arent' really honest, and fakes is definitely not genuine. A fake thing might be a hoax; a fake thing does like hoaxes, after all thats what they are!

Elephants are similar;unlike a riding bike

An elephant and fake has no relation whatsoever, so its fake, same for the 2nd part. A riding bike has similarities as in it ends in the same 2 letters.

A truthteller we are; Never tell a lie

Hopefully no-one needs an explanation for this

Swap letters and then you find: Words that mean fly.

Swap them for yourself; no word can even be made!

Explode a letter: Rearrange, I am not an ape

Surprisingly the truth is; far from what it seems

For everyone says we're not a person with a cape.

All 3 lines here has some truth in it here, with some fake parts

And now you know the truth: Kindness is not our trait

Everyone despises me, the jail might be my fate.

Now this is the full truth, the jail might be where a fake goes, kindness is usually not a fake's trait.

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