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I am a wonderful help to women,
The hope of something to come. I harm
No citizen except my slayer.
Rooted I stand on a high bed.

I am shaggy below. Sometimes the beautiful
Peasant's daughter, an eager-armed,
Proud woman grabs my body,
Rushes my red skin, holds me hard,

Claims my head. The curly-haired
Woman who catches me fast will feel
Our meeting. Her eye will be wet.

Who am I?

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I guess you are a

Red onion

Because:

You shouldn't look at the lines, but you should read the sentences.

I am a wonderful help to women, the hope of something to come
Food? Food!

I harm no citizen except my slayer
Unless it's a poisoned onion it won't harm anyone except the one who's slaying it

Rooted I stand on a high bed
Here the word bed means garden bed or a flowerbed and onions have roots

I am shaggy below
Yes you are!

Sometimes the beautiful Peasant's daughter, an eager-armed, Proud woman grabs my body, Rushes my red skin, holds me hard, Claims my head
A peasant probably has a bed(or a few) of onions, so his daughter will grab one from there and peel it

The curly-haired Woman who catches me fast will feel Our meeting
I guess if you throw an onion really fast into somebody, he/she will certainly feel it :)

Her eye will be wet
When you cut the onion normally your eyes start crying. Or if you throw an onion reeeeeeally hard into somebody it might hurt enough for him/her to start crying :)

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  • $\begingroup$ You got it. I found an other website with this exact same question. $\endgroup$ – A.D. May 8 '15 at 4:01
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It is

Red rose

I am a wonderful help to women,

Help to their self esteem?

The hope of something to come.

When a women receives a red rose, the hope is the one who gave it to her is her prince charming.

I harm No citizen except my slayer.

The one who cutted the rose and removed all the thorns is the only harmed by it

Rooted I stand on a high bed.

Rooted obviously, the high bed is the rest of the roses?

I am shaggy below.

Full of leafs, which are removed

Sometimes the beautiful
Peasant's daughter, an eager-armed,
Proud woman grabs my body,
Rushes my red skin, holds me hard,
Claims my head.

Peasant's daughters aren't princesses, they don't receive roses from princes so.. they have to take them by themselves.

The curly-haired
Woman who catches me fast will feel
Our meeting. Her eye will be wet.

Impulsive woman who takes the rose before the thorns are removed. Don't know why curly...

Who am I?

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  • $\begingroup$ I think "Claims my head. The curly-haired" might actually belong together - the head of the red rose is made of curly petals. $\endgroup$ – Glen O May 7 '15 at 13:15
  • $\begingroup$ "The curly-haired Woman who catches me fast will feel Our meeting. Her eye will be wet." I thought this was referring to the wedding tradition of tossing a bouquet of flowers, since whoever catches it is, supposedly, the next person there to get married. $\endgroup$ – PrincessTrevor May 7 '15 at 17:52
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Are you

a brush?

I am a wonderful help to women,

Not only women, though!

The hope of something to come. I harm

You brush your hair before a date or whenever you want to be beautiful.

No citizen except my slayer.

Normally it is not harmful, but if you hit it on the pointy ends...

Rooted I stand on a high bed.

A round brush is often kept on the bathroom shelf, upright in a glas or so.

I am shaggy below. Sometimes the beautiful

Brushes made of (horse)hair are quite shaggy.

Peasant's daughter, an eager-armed,

Proud woman grabs my body,

She grabs the handle.

Rushes my red skin, holds me hard,

She goes over the rubber part to clear out her hair of the brush.

Claims my head. The curly-haired

Woman who catches me fast will feel

Our meeting. Her eye will be wet.

Brushing curly hair can be a pain. Ouch!

Who am I?

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