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Questions tagged [poetry]

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

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Look in between, what am I?

I have created this poetic puzzle, where you need to give me one word that I am looking for. You thought you could attack me. But hold on, not so fast. Look in between, since German trains ...
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It grows in summer beams

The answer is not hard. Just a missing word in the space at the end. ...
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A sweet little riddle

Here's a short little riddle. ...
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What word did I learn today?

Today I added a word to my vocabulary which is best described with a riddle: ...
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A Screen Cap of a Googlewhack

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When did Billy take aim?

Fill in the blank at the end of the poem with the obvious answer!! Billy stole Doc’s red horse And took him for a ride Doc caught up with him And took him to the side But then Billy stole Doc’s ...
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Why it's so hard to learn English as a second language!

Consider the following poem: From the frozen brook I withdrew my hand, And I understand. As yesterday I understood. My sweat runs free while cutting wood. Like yesterday's limbs and I feel ...
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Whose thoughts/words are they?

I think I made it obvious, though I wanted to be poetic, a bit philosophical, yet simple. =) To whom do those words belong? By the mouths it is spoken For I am horrid, a face shedding awe ...
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I'm easy to find yet harder to reach

Your future and past in the blink of an eye I'm night and I'm day, I'm land and I'm sky The sun or the moon, neither or each I'm easy to find yet harder to reach I smother you softly from ever afar ...
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A cool rhyme to maybe pass some time :)

Should be really easy, but more to come, Answer my riddle for some midday fun :). The giver of power in sometimes under an hour, You tote me around else ones mood might sour. So in your pocket I sit,...
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Which poem is this?

A friend sent me this poem recently and wanted me to take a guess about what it says and where it came from. The first word tricked me at first until after it became clear there was a misspelling ...
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A Void in my Heart

Exit the games, log off the Internet, Avert the kids vocalizing with the tv set, Silence the ringtones and with quiet song Bring out my friend, let his subjects say so long. For eleven ...
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A Mighty Force - What am I?

Whether I am feared or loved, I continue to grow in power, Once together a mighty force, I care not for things that tower. Supposedly an equal to another, Yet he claims domain over me, ...
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I'm Not A Racist Warrior!

Being a holy warrior is my pride Yet will I never truly be a knight For they say bad is my eyesight Though I know that is not right It's just how I am meant to be That half this earth I ...
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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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Here's another… A bit obvious maybe but more poetic than most of my riddles I think

Between you and your feelings, Or perhaps you and your grudges, I lie upon large puddles, and ward off constant nudges, In my depths many appear, look out across the moors, While from atop a shadow ...
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Good ol' fashion Clickbait

Look at me! Funny, Sad or Bold; I'm just like clickbait, but range from times that are old. You may see me while travelling, surfing, watching, and sometimes you won't even know I'm ...
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A rather odd Crate of Haikus

1: If you're positive, I'm so super attractive- My flow is current. 2: I am a high spy, Or a big help on the road. I can be for Sky. 3: Typical package, You can do ...
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I'm Wandering About - A Riddle

I'm wandering about. There's always blue overhead. The dear ones frolic, And few words are said. Or, maybe I'm a place. A creepy lake forked, And I'm locked in its shadow, My key ...
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A riddle from HQ

Here's a riddle haiku from HQ: I am just on fire! A fun, diverse distraction. This ilk but more known. What am I? Hint 1: Hint 2:
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Riddle Poem Two

My first poem’s response was poor. Perhaps solving it was a bore, But I do not feel sore Because I find it fun, And I’ve plenty more For you to explore Like this one! Although a bit of a chore ...
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The number stalker who nobody loves

I stalk number 2 Not centre of attention Nobody loves me Kind of Nazism But not against religions They try to save me Who am I? Hint: Still no one can solve this, and I almost forgot ...
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We cause the tears but not the cry

We're concerned with who but never why, We cause the tears but not the cry. We're from a world that's found by you, Where two is one and one is two. What are we?
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When you were young, you didn't fear me

When you were young, you didn't fear me But when you became older you found me, and you really had a scare Black or white you didn't care, as long as I wasn't there If you try to be rid ...
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A treasure map (Caesar's Perich)

Note that all 'information' is fictual The postman arrived with a bundle of letters. I went out to get them. Look through the bundle, I suddenly noticed some curious - the last letter was a poem, ...
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My father's gift on Christmas!

I bought my father a gift for Christmas and wrote a riddle for him to solve, but I thought I'd let you guys solve it first :D I have caps that I cannot wear You can enter without a care ...
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This ascender can ascend no more [closed]

This ascender can ascend no more Once feared, now fearful For I cannot overcome this roof-less, ruthless room This impossibly solid snow on which I can neither thrive nor survive Am I to revert to the ...
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Sudoku as Poetry: A Tag-Fusion Masterpiece

This is an entry in the 19th fortnightly topic challenge: Unconventional Tag Fusion. I wrote some poetry for you, but it's hidden within this sudoku. Solve the puzzle and find the poem. For those ...
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Literary Haikus

Inspired by this riddle, I've created a group of haikus each of which describes a well-known work of literature and its author. A mighty master Of small precious jewellery. A tollman eager. ...
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Sink me and live

You wake up sitting in a chair, hands tied behind you and ankles strapped to the legs. A looking around you see you are in the middle of what looks to be the inside of a dimly lit log cabin; the ...
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Read. Learn. Live. Escape

You wake lying face down on a hard stone floor. Your head hurts. As your eyes find focus, you see a haiku scratched into the ground beside you: A wrong step brings death! But, a wrong guess brings ...
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Riddle with a fang

My head is grey and I guess my tail is too I'm straight as a pencil if brand new If used correctly my fang should disappear Only to leave my head shown clear Looking around I'm not ...
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When one's surface flat, then below has a hole

When one's surface flat, then below has a hole Where fallen leaves may endlessly patrol Like a witches hat, standing on end Deep space cousin causes time to bend From many things together must ...
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Never can find all of me - What am I?

I'm only found at the end But never can you find all of me I'm the smartest guy around I know as far as the eye can see Find me, and you'll sigh in relief But don't get cocky, ...
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Await your command, what am I?

I'm not an idea, but I stand in those shoes Can't count the times that I've been used Sometimes I'm seen, sometimes I'm not But when I die, I wont be forgot You hold of high ...
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Can you feel the fire?

Can you feel the fire? It burns us up; Then it starts feeling fine. It becomes a place of hope, Where we endlessly rest in agony. Now tell me, friend, after all we've been through, ...
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Fear was traded

At first we feared her. Now she fears us, the killers. We'll die together. Who are we and who is she? Hint:
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Nostalgia and Speech Defects

Memorieʪ come back When you uʪe thoʪe characterʪ In your maʪterpieʪeʫ. ʪorry about my ʪpeech; therapy doeʪn't ʪeem to be working. What am I? For those who can't read the above, here's a clear ...
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PRAISE BE UNTO HE

He is everywhere, in the heavens and Earth. He cannot be seen. He can lift you into the sky and bring you gently down. He can take many forms. He can help heal. He can help kill, yet He is noble. He ...
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We are brothers

We are five, Without us you will definitely strive. Eldest one always believes in us, Next one believes in nothing, (so remaining four said him goodbye) Youngest three together, are ...
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Let's play a game of Truth or Dare

Let's play a game of Truth or Dare. I am the latter, if you're unaware. Although I'm sweet, I'll sour your mind. There could be some truth in the lie you find. What am I? Hint: Hint 2:
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In Rebellion I Earned My Fame

In rebellion I earned my fame; Before the events, few knew my name. Of origin, none can be sure; My resting place too is obscure. With arrow and bow I left my mark; Life under foreign ...
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A fantasy duel, your mind your weapon

From the undubbed anger of a persnickety man and those of the miserly posterior. ...
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A Puzzle That Is Stated Monumentally

Hasting, now we near our end "Wagon" hints at where we tend. Nothing was too hard: we're free! Ah, Sting! Now where's your victory? Hating snow yet undismayed Shown giants, we were unafraid. ...
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I wave when you don't, and when you do

I wave when you don't, and when you do, Only because I look up to you. Watch as I dance with my jelly-like bones, That can't be broken by sticks or stones. My eyes go deep when you closely stare, But ...
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Remorseless Riddle Rampages Relentlessly

"Fine day" says I "Need a sardine?" "Why - no thank you" - replied Cecil the 3-Eyed Spleen "How then will you get in Through that nasty great door?" I ask. He said "Slowly - slowly - lather myself ...
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Surprisingly, it's no surprise

Surprisingly, it's no surprise, To find the truth in all my lies, When fast asleep with open eyes, I'm breathless as I breathe. I whisper, as I scream at you, “I'm overjoyed at feeling blue,” I'm ...
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Find my number please?

This is my first question on here so if it is not correct then please comment. ...
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I'm a dancer. What am I?

I dance, wiggling; A wiggle there, and one here. She sees and follows. Then she leaves for good. My face creases to a smile. I run off to nurse. What am I?
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Flying Tree Sharks! :P

The flying tree sharks Are out, on the hunt for prey. In the dead of night. When day awakens, The flying tree sharks die out. They'll be back at dusk. What is a flying tree shark? Hint: