# What's in the cave?

We hide together in our cave

Those who seek us must be brave

Most who find us choose to sleep

And those that don't, their widows weep

We die but not by hangman's noose

and club or blade won't free us loose

Spoiler in edit mode:

• Has a correct answer been given? If so, please don't forget to $\color{green}{\checkmark\bf{Accept}}$ it :) – Rubio Mar 14 '17 at 0:22

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Intestinal Cancer

We hide together in our cave

Those who seek us must be brave


The tumors hide in the 'cave' the intestinal tracks, those that seek them to remove them are doctors/surgeons who need to be smart/brave.

Most who find us choose to sleep

And those that don't, their widows weep


If you find out about the cancer, you go under anesthesia (sleep) to have it surgically removed. If you don't find it you can die, which would upset a spouse (who would become a widow).

We die but not by hangman's noose

and club or blade won't free us loose


You can remove/kill off the tumors, maybe by surgical removal or by radiation treatment - so not a noose, not a club, and not a blade (at least not a blade alone/directly).

• Actually, this is often killed by a kind of noose. The catch was that it wasn't a hangman's but you are correct . Did you use the spoiler? – Clint Eastwood Feb 28 '17 at 20:13
• Oh I didn't know that they used a noose, interesting, but it does make sense considering how thin and fragile they are... And I used the spoiler to confirm it after I thought above a body as a cave instead... then thought about that body part to narrow cave down more.. – n_plum Feb 28 '17 at 20:16

Are you

Bacteria?

We hide together in our cave
Those who seek us must be brave

Bacteria hang out around the inside of the body. You must be brave to poke around in there o_o

Most who find us choose to sleep
And those that don't, their widows weep

If you get sick, sleep is good. Not sleeping can be deadly.

We die but not by hangman's noose
and club or blade won't free us loose

They die all the time. Not sure about the second line.

• Hmm I thought of this too but wasn't entirely sure how to swing each of the lines... I also thought of some pretty fun(gus) solutions for literal caves, but still couldn't get every line to work :) – n_plum Feb 28 '17 at 20:12