Here is a riddle quite long
I hope you can follow along
You'll be delighted
While I recite it:
I'm known to be unmatched in song.
You'll find me the whole world around
In nature 'tis true I abound
You might not expect
But just recollect:
In various forms I am found.
I am a king of my kind
And yet I have been quite maligned
Confused for another
Get this: I'm her brother
Though our differences are well defined.
We're nothing alike, I insist
Her flowery form I resist
I'm more aggressive
She seems more passive
Yet one step from outburst she is.
She's one of a number, all true
I'm not because I come from two
She gets her own line
I'll never have mine
You know me now surely, don't you?
See me or listen to flyers
Read me or climb up much higher
Once solving is done
Please pardon the pun
And now I must sleep, for I tire.
I worked pretty hard on this one; I wanted it to be challenging but doable. Don't take things too literally on this one and you won't be misled. As always, the green check goes to not only the correct final answer, but the one that also explains all of my hidden clues. I hope you guys enjoy!
ADDED STANZA This should be the nail in the coffin; then the hard work will be in finding all of the hidden--and cute, if I do say so myself--clues in the limerick. But beware, like in the rest of the limerick, don't take everything literally here. Wordplay abounds in this stanza. :
From all but one sense do we hide
My ghostly sister and I
She on a petal
Me on a metal
I've made many emperors die.