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As if it were to read your mind,
My first tells which way you're inclined.
My next, if you should like to ride,
You'll find wherever roads divide.

In meadows green I toss and turn,
Or else hold sway where fires burn.

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The answer is

Pitchfork.

As if it were to read your mind, My first tells which way you're inclined.

Pitch is a description of angular direction.

My next, if you should like to ride, You'll find wherever roads divide.

A fork in the road is where roads divide.

In meadows green I toss and turn,

Pitchforks are used in fields.

Or else hold sway where fires burn.

Pitchforks are also found in imaginings of Hellscape.

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  • 2
    $\begingroup$ Is this a known riddle or are you just on point? $\endgroup$ – Going hamateur Sep 2 '15 at 0:48
  • $\begingroup$ @Goingham I'd never heard it before, but it could be a riddle? $\endgroup$ – Ian MacDonald Sep 2 '15 at 12:12
  • $\begingroup$ It's my own composition, if that's what you mean $\endgroup$ – dennisdeems Sep 2 '15 at 13:39
  • $\begingroup$ I figured the "Or else hold sway where fires burn" to be related to an angry mob carrying torches and pitchforks. $\endgroup$ – Flater Sep 3 '15 at 10:23

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