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I have been sick lately and haven't written a riddle in probably a week or longer. I came up with a riddle this morning while adding more detail to the acrostic tag wiki (though the edit still needs to be reviewed). You won't be able to find the answer there, but it will help guide you to the answer if you need it.

Wondering why, why you are here?
Open your mind, you have no fear.
Nothing by me, though never alone;
Doubled risk, when openly shown.
Excitingandscary, all just the same;
Rearing its glory, taught in a game.
IMITATION MIGRAINES, ATTEMPT to GRASP IT!
NEVER ENDING story, always a classic.
Go forth now, conquer this here; emotions will rise, show me your tears.

In order for an answer to be accepted, you must answer the following questions:

  • What are the acrostics?
  • What is the answer?
  • How does this answer relate to the acrostics?

Notes

The answer is:

  • One word.
  • In the puzzle.
  • Relates to all three acrostics.

As a bonus, how does the answer relate to the title?

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  • $\begingroup$ Is "excitingandscary" intentional? $\endgroup$ – Yout Ried Sep 10 '18 at 23:44
  • $\begingroup$ I would assume so. :D $\endgroup$ – PerpetualJ Sep 11 '18 at 0:45
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My initial guess is

the Mind

The acrostics could be

Wondering, Imagine (first letters of caps) and Brain (found if you take the 9th character of the 3rd through 7th rows and explains why Excitingandscary has no spaces)

The answer is

in the puzzle (literally the word mind is in the puzzle), one word, relates to wondering, imagine and brain directly.

The clues Wondering why, why you are here?

Self awareness, philosophical wonderings

Open your mind, you have no fear.

literally mentioning the mind

Nothing by me, though never alone;

not physical, but always thinking or dreaming

Doubled risk, when openly shown.

speak your mind and take the consequences

Excitingandscary, all just the same;

all emotions come from the mind, perhaps

Rearing its glory, taught in a game.

now your playing mind games with me

IMITATION MIGRAINES, ATTEMPT to GRASP IT!

I'm getting a headache just thinking about this one

NEVER ENDING story, always a classic.

Does the mind/soul persist after the body goes?

Go forth now, conquer this here; emotions will rise, show me your tears.

again, the well of emotions springs from the mind?

ok, maybe not a great guess. but maybe it will help someone

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  • $\begingroup$ This Has to be it! That's why it was excitingandscary! $\endgroup$ – Yout Ried Sep 11 '18 at 0:58
  • $\begingroup$ This is the correct answer; great catch on the third acrostic. I tried to make it obvious, but not too obvious. The only thing that I had a different view on was NEVER ENDING story, always a classic; this is actually a reference to the book and movie The Never Ending Story where the imagination of young Bastian just runs wild; it was partnered with the line prior, because it's hard to fathom what others can imagine. $\endgroup$ – PerpetualJ Sep 11 '18 at 14:50
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Well this’ll help someone out because I can’t find the third acrostic, but I do have

WONDERING, the first letters of each line and IMAGINE, the first letters of the all-caps words. @SteveV got the third acrostic, BRAIN. Go upvote his answer!!! :D

This leads me to believe the answer is somewhat like

Disney, which has an Imaginarium and also relates to a world of wonder.

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  • $\begingroup$ The first three words start with "w" so maybe "www" somthing $\endgroup$ – Yout Ried Sep 10 '18 at 23:46
  • $\begingroup$ You have the first two acrostics right on point. The answer is wrong though, good try! $\endgroup$ – PerpetualJ Sep 11 '18 at 0:46

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