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

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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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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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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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My body is pale, though I never fear. I might share a tale, perhaps insincere

Riddle me this: I speak without a voice, where you can see without an eye. A heart without a beat, I hold, can make you laugh and cry. I turn before I twist, but cannot twist before I turn. ...
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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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Teapot Riddle no.11 (fan made)

Teapot Riddle no.11 (fan made). Rules: I have one word which has several (2 or more) meanings. Each of the meanings is a teapot (first, second ...). You try to figure out the ...
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Straddling the line between poem and puzzle

Some say I'm dishonest, that I am a cheat, a no-good hoodwinker and full of deceit! But I disagree, for I hold a good conscience, just ask my friend Deedee, she'll tell you it's nonsense The truth ...
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A Non-Platonic Riddle

On the outside I may sound Like some holy thing. Paint on me a halo, Seven colors I require. Since I'm wrapped around the void, You may fill me up with air. Let me hold your language  &...
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A Writer Named Poky Was Betrayed

Riddle me this: I am home to the letters, But I am not the alphabet. Whenever there be errors, The display may then correct / A corner may correct. You can find my ancestor, Only in the ...
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Will this be my final Riley Riddle?

This won't be my final one, although the riddle suggests otherwise... Riddle me this: My prefix might be two, but dominatės an aching storm; Though rid the kind of regulär a pirate ...
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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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Teapot riddle no.13 (fan made)

Teapot Riddle no.13 (fan made). Direction. Rules: I have one word which has several (2 or more) meanings. Each of the meanings is a teapot (first, second ...). You try to figure ...
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Evolution's Triumph

Even though Bailey beat me to the 17-syllabled punch, here's my haiku about one of my favorite things. Size belied by name Seen ev'rywhere but unseen A slow moving beast
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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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Two Eyes Are Actually Open

Apparently @El-Guest is good at solving rebus puzzles... oh, we'll see... Here is another rebus puzzle I drew... but a little different. Ugh, it is a bad photo. It has some stains on it, and a ...
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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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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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Riddle: You made me what I am today - What am I?

You made me what I am today And that is why I'll never stray You took me in, to your very core And built me up to something more. On warmer days, unseen I'll stay For you're happy alone ...
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A Poetic Ladder

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A Lonely Lady on An Island

Riddle me this: I have a crown, but not a throne, And a flame that does not burn. I hold a book with numbers shown, But the pages can't be turned. My giant robes are always green; My ...
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Can You Spot the Answer?

I am the aim, I bring guns to bear. I can transport you from here out to there. I can improve you in body and mind, A series of thoughts, I may be dragged behind Like kids' macaroni art back ...
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Is it that time of the year already?

Strengthen your armies against me, my time is now here. I am the enemy you can't see, I'll fill you with fear. Carried by those careless, ignorant, and weak. Keep you captive fairless, ...
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A Place of War and Battle

Multicolored land, I hold a girl in my hand. She dances away. "YES! I TOOK HER!! HA!!!" The opponent brags to me. But, he lost the war. He, the monarch, gone. Trapped by my clever ...
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Ready every count until raspy seers inure oaths noble

Entry into Fortnightly Topic Challenge #38: Reusing Information 1 I'm hoping this fits into this. Right is a just cause, or a just cause is right. Every day should be happy, or happiness should ...
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Eureka!: A Riddle

The first one borne, the others belated. Legions have my intentions debated. Headdress upholding my endless mission; I rule either way, death or submission. Gather your might to face my ...
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The Temple of the Niffugcam

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #39: Deep Down in the Dungeon 1 The party has entered the legendary Temple of the Niffugcam to recover the legendary artifact, also named Niffugcam. After a ...
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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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A Gentle Riley Riddle

...although I hope the difficulty is not too severe (but you just never fully know on this site!). My prefix serves a trotter, that of which is not a horse. My suffix might find water, at the ...
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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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A Heroic Riley Riddle (Risen)

Before the Hero had risen, there was another before him. Riddle me this: My prefix rises when suspicious; See surprises, dark and raucous. Our possession keeps my suffix; Hoots ...
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An Arranged Riley Riddle

My prefix bends bridges and branches in dozens. My suffix sends mail with what one-hundred governs. My infix appears three times, hectic and scattered. I meet engineers, for the looks ...
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Find the original 'dreamy' quote

Grandson, living is key my life was short, but what I did in life, is love it all, so live your life as I have lived mine... full. I saw another puzzle in this vein and thought I would take ...
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Gdansk Knight to you

More than surprising, and slippery to the core, I give resistance. I hide my secrets, until you come upon me, revealing myself. Evening stars of, transcendental quality, illuminate me. ...
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To dream, or not to dream (a haiku)

A dream, not a dream. Tailless, tail-less. Puzzled? Makes Quite the parable. What am I referring to? Hint #1: Hint #2: Hint #3:
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What am I - An enigmatic haiku [closed]

I'm part of a whole Re-united we are none Something yet nothing What am I?
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Before This, I May Hide; After This, I'm Fortified

Riddle me this: Flames are home to one of mine; Of truth and suffering, I exist; Up when dark my phases shine; Read a compass, I insist. Faith included, they bring luck; Other weathers ...
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We Have Explored Every Lane

Riddle me this: I am rotund and one with a barrow, Though you must take out only the first, In the name of the youngest pharoah, Otherwise, my shape is accursed. I can stroll and am two ...
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From one host to another

All actions you do Can make you get me, or not If you're bad, I run The more you get me The less you need me for things To selfish, I'm all Up and down, I go From one host to ...
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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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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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Your Friend Will Hide Away, If Light Will Not Display

Riddle me this: My counter has a speed, And loves to play with fire. The set becomes my seed, When twinkles then respire. I am not transparent, My leading property. I might not look so ...
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Bounteous Beauty (A Haiku)

Since my riddles typically rhyme, I wanted to try my hand at another form of poetry. I hope you enjoy. Strong scents give me life Pleasing to the eye, I give Each day a fresh breath ...
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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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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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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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An Undisturbed Riley Riddle

Riddle me this: My prefix is gotten before the race starts. My suffix will enter without pausing parts. My infix will soften with heat, switching hearts. I am, altogether, a place to remain....
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I Have No Lungs

Riddle me this: I have no lungs, but I can breathe, Where you, yourself, cannot. Via me, the greenwoods seethe, Where my cheeks will flush when hot. I have no lungs, but I can drown, ...
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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 ...