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Part of the everyday object series

You are the hero of my every day,
scaring the black demons away.
In tiny circles, round you march,
over rows of weapons, strung in an arc.
Your own weapon is gentle, does not destroy,
but fills me up with frothy joy.

Who is my hero?

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  • $\begingroup$ Who or what is the riddle in the perspective of? Any person? $\endgroup$ – James Douglas Mar 9 at 12:49
  • $\begingroup$ Could be any person. In fact (hint) it should be everyone. $\endgroup$ – Elmy Mar 9 at 12:51
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Could the hero of your every day be a

toothbrush

scaring the black demons away.

keeping cavities at bay.

In tiny circles, round you march,

circling around the teeth.

over rows of weapons, strung in an arc.

the incisors, canines and molars hopefully in an arc.

Your own weapon is gentle, does not destroy,

the toothbrush and bristles are gentle.

but fills me up with frothy joy.

frothy toothpaste.

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  • $\begingroup$ Congratulations, you are correct! But the black demons refer to ROT13(Pnivgvrf). What do you think about it? Too easy? $\endgroup$ – Elmy Mar 9 at 14:00
  • $\begingroup$ I thought it was sparklingly well written and enjoyed the contrast of weapons and geometric descriptions. $\endgroup$ – Tom Mar 9 at 14:07
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Partial answer

You are:

A cup of coffee, caffeine

You are the hero of my every day scaring the black demons away.

Having a cup of coffee in the morning wakes you up, chases away the sleepy feeling

In tiny circles, round you march,

Tiny circles, coffee cups or espresso cups. Coffee “marches” to fulfill their duty in tiny circular vessels.

over rows of weapons, strung in an arc.

Not sure on this one yet

Your own weapon is gentle, does not destroy, but fills me up with frothy joy.

Caffeine is gentle compared to other drugs, and does not destroy your life when addicted to it. Frothy joy might refer to a latte and the mood altering one experiences when caffeine is being processed by the body.

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  • $\begingroup$ Sorry, no. How does a cup of coffee march in circles? $\endgroup$ – Elmy Mar 9 at 12:10
  • $\begingroup$ I read march as a metaphor as in, marching to fulfill their duty. The delivery method is usually a cup (circular) $\endgroup$ – zeethreepio Mar 9 at 12:26

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