Questions tagged [poetry]

Puzzles that are presented in the form of any of the various types of poetry.

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If you have to ask what the answer is, you'll never know!

A pattern of lows and highs In groupings of ones, twos, and fives And when I appear The masses may cheer But those in the know roll their eyes 0 + 2 + 1 + 2 - 3 + 0 - 4 + 2 Or, ...
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Ode to the Emergence of a Hikikomori

Note: Hikikomori is a Japanese term for "reclusive adolescents or adults who withdraw from society and seek extreme degrees of isolation and confinement. The affected individuals refuse to leave ...
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Ode to the Lassitude of 88th Street

This glancing blow, In freezing snow, Of a cat woman, In faux platinum, Dedicated to bonneted lassies, Elegant ladies so classy, Boy loving Mona Lisas, Dressed like fashionistas, ...
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In the top five, I'm odd

When I am done, I'm served. When you are me, be proud. In the top five, I'm odd. I'm one of the unlucky ones, or royally envied. What am I?
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At The Square Brackets

The sky is so clear As if I am in emptiness. "Insert coin here" Says the arcade just emplaced. I will bring my eraser If my paper is swapped with a scrap. Nothing to extract from the scrap ...
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Oh you, I need in every second

You fill all earths emptiness The higher I go, you get less If you go away nobody will stay The jellyfish might still play Oh I, representative of all being Oh I, just you I will keep needing Oh ...
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Complete the poem

Facetiously I now pose you this question, Confuse you, and I do so with a smirk. The answer open to much speculation You won't find palindromes in this short work. What word is longest in its ...
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Hikers in Halloween

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Hello, it's me, again today, With some new clues for us to play. When hikers go hiking during Halloween, There's always a cool thing, a little green. So here ...
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I'm not alive, but I can be lively

I come in every shape and every form In society I'm nothing special I'm the norm Without me there would be no control They would die, the things filled with petrol If a being placed me a specific way ...
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Why he is so sad

My memories are only slices As my brain and nerves just blasted. My hands and feet are so cold So I'd rather wish them burnt. My vehicle just ran out of gas Yet it has 100% of ...
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A phenomenal riddle

I’m a natural wonder, hitched to a star. You could say I’m like an electric car. I’m hard to see, and some think I’m rare. I’m so fast, you may wonder if I’m there. You can try to find me where the ...
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Don't they see, what they do to me?

I'm the essence of every living being But humans seem to not understand Even though others are always fleeing They keep using for their demand Soon I will just watch from above How evil and innocent ...
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What is the word described in this poem?

My beginning is a time for a leader to lead. My middle is a type of insect seed. My end is a talk that’s shorter than a screed. I increased a problem that was losing all its speed. What am I?
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A Cryptic Riddle for Puzzlers

You asked your friend Joe, (whom you know to be avid about cryptography), who he would ask to dance with at Prom and you receive later inside your locker signed by Joe this: Happy as a Lark in a ...
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I'm largest when I'm five, what am I?

I'm very common and often you see me, Everything's believed to be made of me. Make no mistake, I look largest when I'm seven, But I'm largest when I'm five, it is proven. But alas at ...
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The Death Of An Angel

Lovely she was, oh the things I wanted to do to her... Going to that nice restaurant, eating everything I could and even more. Giving her that ring was hard, I desired to keep it for ...
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Who are ET, GE and CB?

There once was a kid named ET, Whose father was known as GE.     In his early years,     ET soared over his peers, But then lost to a kid named CB. What are ET and CB? Who ...
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Is there a limerick-style cryptic clue?

Is there a cryptic clue that happens to be a limerick? Please also include the answer in spoilers.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Dear amigo, Joyful it is to be your friend. One of which, people can depend. So without further ado happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you and - meh, Morah too. Usually there’s a ...
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An Ode Full'a Herrin's

Dear smart friend, How witty sire alway look! Here's ag'in an ol' ode, For you, fiend, a puzzler's game! Demeanour means imp's English name introduction. Small film halves film ...
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A ******* Riddle

Here’s a quickie. Won’t take that long to solve. The title holds a clue. Make sure to explain it in your answer. Good luck! The first that starts but the last that ends, Plus a synonym for making ...
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A song from a play

I went to a play recently. Immediately after the intermission, some cast members sang this short (and terribly written) song: This treatise we sing on this section of stage is not so long as to ...
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Son at War — A Story Riddle

This is a riddle inspired by @PerpetualJ's story riddles (e.g. here and here. If you like this riddle, I suggest checking out the linked riddles!). It was originally my assignment, hahah, but I ...
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Trapped in Time

A Greek trapped in time by a Roman refine Mother precedes we'll never be freed Circling around waiting to be found perhaps by my shipmates if they've not met their fates Who am I? And where can ...
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How do you feel?

Someone's spilled coffee On your white shirt. The report you spent Four hours on, Ruined in the rain. And someone's decided That it'd be funny if you found, Dragon dung in your in-...
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What am I? (ft. cool poems)

Without me, There would be no vowel. Though consonants would exist, The alphabet thrown in the bowel. But, now, another problem occurs, For bowels exist not, When, Death, I am yours. ...
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I can be heavy, but I'll never sink. When I am ready, my glass is a drink

Riley Riddle: My prefix runs past, When you leave what you cast, Where a square may be skipped by a pawn. My suffix is vast, When I swap first with last, Where a breath may be currently ...
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Getting one over on the boss

In my job as a poet for a national newspaper I am rarely faced with ethical decisions. However, today was quite a challenge… The editor came to me this morning and said, “Hey, I’ve heard about this ...
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This poem is complete, except the solution to it

First, hide the text, come on, no spoilers here; Second, bash at it, you have nothing to fear; Third, pair up and basic pigpen, flagging every time; Fourth, use the force, wait, no, ...
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Oh, one short ode of love

I'm to grow in mind If now onto learning; And to show understanding, We cannot be blind. Where is the heart? :) Inspired by this (thanks @Bass!)
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Anagram Within an Anagram!

The second poem is an anagram of the first poem. Both poems are separated by "~" to indicate they are both anagrams of each other. The aim of all is but to nurse the life With honour, wealth, and ...
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I hope this riddle doesn't inspire resentment

I defy or gall, by house or by wall. Hint
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It's all Greek to me!

My start, to begin with, isn't hers. Moving on, It sounds like the sound of the name of a con. And as for my ending? Well, it's quite the tale. Those who hear it are certainly floored, without fail....
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Word Transformations

I am a gap Rearranged, an accelerator Take one and rearrange, an animal Rearrange that, a skin condition. I am a gap Take one and rearrange, a garden tool Take one ...
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A word loved by poets

A word loved by poets in five equal parts The end of a dog is how two of them start The third can be found in the land of Jafar The fourth can be useful to learn where you are The ...
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History Calls - Twice!

You'd send a letter to me, but I'm not quite what you think. You'd send a letter in me, but only if you didn't know me. I was a gem in my day for being both bold and precise. I stood ...
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My suffix is short for the place where you are…

My suffix is short for the place where you are, My infix for who, My prefix for where you can learn about what's Mistaken for me in a crowd at least two. To echo a riddle that's ...
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Take a deep breath

Here's a quick one that should be easy. You've heard me before. A Cinematic Icon Perfect audio. What am I?
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Time to Settle Down!

Lots of puzzles on this site take some time to solve. Nothing wrong with that, but I'll try to introduce a short puzzle every now and then :) Gold is my meal; Silver, I free; My colour reveals ...
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What on Mars? (A Poem-based riddle)

I make your hair fall Your heart begins to fall, too But I don't cut them. I can be a rock In some places, I'm some dust You won't live much more. Uranium Mines An underground toxic find I ...
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Shot in the heavens afar

A cloak blankets way overhead, Beginning the time for your bed. Remember my comfort and love Inviting the skies up above. Look! You can reach like a kite; Look and not burn from ...
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My body leaves; my core can stay

My body leaves; my core can stay, Where I shall breathe another way. The route of south I always linger. My arms have arms; my ring no finger. What am I?
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Riddle - What does it mean?

What am I? 03/04/19 13:36 UTC This is very abundant The most that you'll see And its group and number Is what you will need Now somewhat repetetive For you who ...
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The Two and the One

I am the two and the one. I give life, hold life, fill life, But I also kill - and hide - and steal. I'm in your backyard - go look, I'm there! I am the two and the one. Two ...
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What doth I be?

Embraced by rock, then taken by the air Born unto water, yet a friend of fire Child of the gods of the sky Who am I, who am I? As mighty as the rock As a fast as the wind As wise as water As ...
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Find the poet in the poem

I sit on a circle; I jump on a square. My clothes are tailor-made, but don't really fit. My shorter cousin's enemy is a lamp that is lit. If you wrote down my name, I wouldn't know it ...
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A Perfect Polish

I slide with a rustle Of needles that hang, To glide in the tunnel And scrape every fang. I spread with a slither Of slime and a slew, To shred and to wither The gold from the chew. What ...
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A Heroic Riley Riddle Rises

Riddle me this: My prefix, discovered ahead. My suffix had started instead. My infix may point with a role. I am cloaked by a joint super soul. For example, a vampire flies one. He is ...
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The King's new dress

The King has come to me at once And ordered that I make a suit "The suit should have a lot of folds Contain a lot of metal discs Please color it by using paint Then decorate with flower ...