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

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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 joke, but I'll ...
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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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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. But, worry not, ...
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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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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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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 again and rearrange, a boat. I am ...
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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 fifth is a word that ...
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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 greatly renowned... I ...
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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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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 strong in the ...
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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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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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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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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 of the simple, the active, ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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On watercrafts I was on board. What am I?

A part of me's mechanical. The other is electrical. I'm named after an ancient word. On watercrafts I was on board. - My weaknesses helped to kill some men. Thus I am remembered now and then. ...
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Precipitation, etc

Precipitation, falling from heavy clouds, Crashing down onto delicate flowers. Thin sensory organs placed on Young feline mammals. Glimmering metallic sheen of No. 29, Forming the maker of tea. Farm ...
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The First Gate: Why So Tense?

Greetings fellow puzzlers and puzzled alike! I’ve concocted a little puzzle for you all... Well little may be an understatement, but I'll come back to that. Before starting, you should know that the ...
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It was often searched for. What is it?

Maybe it's wooden. Maybe it's golden. It could be made out of greenish glass. Most likely it has not that much mass. - Some think it is already found, Most think it could still be somewhere ...
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I am the light that shines in the dark

First go at writing a riddle, here goes: I am the light that shines in the dark Sometimes I've a friend to whom you should hark There's no match for me, I'm buzzing with energy If you ...
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Ahoy, Ye Traveler!

I am a traveler. In birth, I had struggles, but shifted a tad to become a double saint, Based, to be honest, on what I could do with a bit of paint. I'm proud to say that I became unbeatable there, ...
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Just another "What am I" poem

Here's a little poem; try to guess "what I am." I accept every answer as long as the explanation is satisfying. You can't touch me as you like I can be a cushion for your mind But too often I'm a ...
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I can't die. Who am I?

I meet many people. I treat them equal. I can harvest grain the middle age way. I always go on, I never stay. I can't die. Some believe I can fly. Most people don't like me. And thus try to ...
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I am a giant among ants

I am a giant among ants, a nothing - yet something! - among man. I may be costly or inexpensive; my markings will tell you, done. In this grand year of 2019 my kind turns 41. We're made of a material ...
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A Distracting Puzzle

One, three, four, two; seven, eight, six, five. Size, we're told, doesn't matter. But if it did, there's the answer! Four solid, yet light. Four airy, yet heavy. One stands crooked, one has a twin. ...
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Slumber, watcher -- What am I?

This is the start of a poem I've always loved. If you don't know the source, can you guess the answer? ...
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Finally back on Puzzling... and I have a new kind of puzzle (I think)

Oh my God. Okay, I have a lot of things to catch up on. First, a belated HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! to everyone. Second, have any rules on Puzzling.SE vitally changed during the past three months? And last but ...
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Some Patriotic Steganography

Say there, American soldier, sir. Stay there, good mister, and answer a question. Where do you go, and why do you go, Dragging your load through the cold, wet, mud? We thank you for your service, ...
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4x4 chessboard, bishops and knights are removed, 4 moves to checkmate

Four-by-four chessboard Bishops and knights are removed Four moves to checkmate Minor spoiler: Source: Me, I think this website needs more haiku :)
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Love is a chore

There's a match in my pocket And an ace up my sleeve Yet I'm no magician That you can conceive I'm admired in New York London and more Yet I am no God And love is a chore You can set me on grass Or ...
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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 was there. ...
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Alone, I am a group of three

Alone, I am a group of three. When the leader becomes the trailer then I just did me. Then reverse, turn back, I'm seven of twelve times two, The one that's last to first is drunk second most by you. ...
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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, rather a rhyme? ...
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Cube poem puzzle [closed]

My friend uploaded this to her page, and I have been watching it for some time now and can not crack it. Maybe there is nothing but I am not sure. First letters are spell (OSVIA) which is a twitter ...
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A Fossil of a Puzzle

Here's a poetic identification riddle for everybody. Good Luck! Type of a card, not for gifts or to play Or a root of a plant of a tea, in a way I have wings, I can fly, I'm a creature of ...
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The thought of my prefix brings many a smile; My infix is, mathematically

Here's my first attempt at a Riley! Good luck! The thought of my prefix brings many a smile; Sit down, relax, or sleep for a while. My infix is, mathematically; One point six times five point eight, ...
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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 ...
Excited Raichu's user avatar
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Eight lines and an eye

Nine equals play (with dot inside) - Try to connect it all. Now tell exactly - what am I, and which direction do I go?
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