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This is my first riddle, please give me feedback. I would also be interested in a better way of presentation, like choice of words or even a rhyme scheme because I'm no native speaker :)

What am I?

I can float although I am made of metal.

I am sent out although noone wants to meet me.

I want to meet someone although then I would never float again.
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    $\begingroup$ title: Do you mean "(first riddle :))" ? (;-)) $\endgroup$
    – palsch
    Jul 14, 2016 at 20:57
  • $\begingroup$ @palsch xkcd.com/541 $\endgroup$ Jul 14, 2016 at 23:25

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How about a

Naval Mine

I can float although I am made of metal.

They can float in water

I am sent out although noone wants to meet me.

No one wants to come across a mine ...

I want to meet someone although then I would never float again.

It is a mines purpose to explode on contact, but it could not float after doing so (what's left of it would sink).

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  • $\begingroup$ gah, I was in the process of typing that, you beat me to it :P $\endgroup$
    – dcfyj
    Jul 14, 2016 at 20:37
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My guess is:

Hydrogen

1. Hydrogen is a metal.
2. It is emitted by processes, but can be hazardous.
3. When bound to another element, it is no longer a (floating) gas.

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  • $\begingroup$ It is a metal, but it is not really made of metal, is it? Good answer though, it went to a totally different direction I was intending. $\endgroup$
    – Tweakimp
    Jul 14, 2016 at 20:34
  • $\begingroup$ It's not really a metal. There is the so-called "metallic hydrogen," but really, hydrogen is just hydrogen. $\endgroup$ Jul 14, 2016 at 23:45

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