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Thread: Riddle Poems

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    Now, that's a riddle for your own self, I reckon.

    Meanwhile, I am honestly stumped by the first of your most recent two. I know once I see it or someone else gets it, or you tell, I will wonder how I could miss it but I am sure missing it right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demeter View Post
    Two more:



    They are old companions,
    opposites in every way.
    He is made of sturdier stuff
    though subject to the ills of age.
    She is versatile, impressionable,
    sensitive to temperature,
    reduced by heat to dissolution
    in cold a golden girl.

    They meet always with a close embrace.
    She clings.
    He is the better for it:
    complementary opposites,
    their differences are smoothed away.
    Okay, I think I've got it,
    sod it.
    Bread and butter
    or I'm a nutter.

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    Close, and well-said,in itself but think of something more tangible and concrete containing words.

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    Yes it is and no, you're not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demeter View Post
    Close, and well-said,in itself but think of something more tangible and concrete containing words.
    A library then.

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    Smaller. You can hold it in your hand. Bigger ones have their own stands.

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    Oh, fiddle
    it's a mean old riddle
    to make me work so hard
    for a dictionary!


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    Let's blame it on the blooming riddle.

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    Such a great thread... I'm sure I will mega-suck at this, but yet I still want to play (at a much slower speed)


    In silent service I await
    To ripple at your excess
    To keep you on a less full path
    And capture all your success

    The things I've seen can't be described
    For sure, they really shouldn't
    My voice has not the words to say
    Yet if it did, I wouldn't

    I cannot move, though 'movement' reigns
    my bittersweet assignment
    Though gleaming white, I have no veins
    Yet thrive, despite confinement

    Too easy, right?
    Last edited by Bolen; 09-11-2015 at 04:15 AM.
    Row Roe is the inspiration for my changing these one line quips
    so often... Making Row Roe laugh is my drug of choice!!!


    1. Who misplaced the ''upside''?

    2. My best wet dreams, have a pizza & beer component as well...

    3.
    I may be impotent, but now I pay attention, think, and learn...

    4. My love making technique is 1/3 Stalin, 1/3 Picasso, & 1/3 Daffy Duck!

    5. Jesus would have had better Communion results with milk & cookies...

    6. Work, is an occupational hazard...

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    To keep it poetic
    and less diuretic,
    am I right to say
    the word resembles a triolet?

    Welcome to the game. The players are few but brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demeter View Post
    To keep it poetic
    and less diuretic,
    am I right to say
    the word resembles a triolet?

    Welcome to the game. The players are few but brilliant.
    Yes, yes, yes...A drop dead cinch for sure... and you're right to say they are easier to write than to solve...

    Cheers, Bob
    Row Roe is the inspiration for my changing these one line quips
    so often... Making Row Roe laugh is my drug of choice!!!


    1. Who misplaced the ''upside''?

    2. My best wet dreams, have a pizza & beer component as well...

    3.
    I may be impotent, but now I pay attention, think, and learn...

    4. My love making technique is 1/3 Stalin, 1/3 Picasso, & 1/3 Daffy Duck!

    5. Jesus would have had better Communion results with milk & cookies...

    6. Work, is an occupational hazard...

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    Not for me, for me it's easier to solve than come up with one.

    (I guessed yours too, Bolen, haven't had time to post though. But it was a good one!)

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    Impossible to count,
    I can mete out the hours
    of your days.
    Difficult to grasp,
    I am the stuff of castle walls.
    Water strengthens and swallows me.
    Swept by the wind,
    I swarm and sting.

    **********************

    Two families, five members each
    live in houses side by side,
    spend their working days indoors,
    come out at night to socialize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demeter View Post
    Impossible to count,
    I can mete out the hours
    of your days.
    Difficult to grasp,
    I am the stuff of castle walls.
    Water strengthens and swallows me.
    Swept by the wind,
    I swarm and sting.

    **********************

    Two families, five members each
    live in houses side by side,
    spend their working days indoors,
    come out at night to socialize.
    It gets into the picnic,
    and burns your bare feet;
    when at a nude beach
    chafes the crack of your seat.
    You'll never get all of it out of your shoes --
    I'd do without sand, if I had to choose.
    Last edited by CassandraW; 09-11-2015 at 04:51 PM.

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    I am not pure bred
    Mostly Russian some have said
    Though quite cold to start
    I might warm your heart
    Should compadres of mine tag along

    My Italian roots sigh
    And my humor's quite dry
    But the motto as we sup...
    O Live it up!
    As my thin glass will tinkle it's song

    A little tougher perhaps, though with all the brainiacs here I may be overstating...
    Last edited by Bolen; 09-11-2015 at 05:39 PM.
    Row Roe is the inspiration for my changing these one line quips
    so often... Making Row Roe laugh is my drug of choice!!!


    1. Who misplaced the ''upside''?

    2. My best wet dreams, have a pizza & beer component as well...

    3.
    I may be impotent, but now I pay attention, think, and learn...

    4. My love making technique is 1/3 Stalin, 1/3 Picasso, & 1/3 Daffy Duck!

    5. Jesus would have had better Communion results with milk & cookies...

    6. Work, is an occupational hazard...

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    A mixed drink of some kind?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demeter View Post
    A mixed drink of some kind?
    Of some kind, yes
    Care to venture a guess?
    No, no, no it's not Ensure
    Row Roe is the inspiration for my changing these one line quips
    so often... Making Row Roe laugh is my drug of choice!!!


    1. Who misplaced the ''upside''?

    2. My best wet dreams, have a pizza & beer component as well...

    3.
    I may be impotent, but now I pay attention, think, and learn...

    4. My love making technique is 1/3 Stalin, 1/3 Picasso, & 1/3 Daffy Duck!

    5. Jesus would have had better Communion results with milk & cookies...

    6. Work, is an occupational hazard...

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    It seems to have an olive in it. Martini? But Russian and Italian? You've got me. Besides, you're dealing with
    a non-drinker here.
    Did you figure out the one about the two families? Here is a hint, if you need one:
    Unless you're standing on your head
    or lying flat-out on your bed,
    look no further, look no more,
    chances are they're on the floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demeter View Post
    It seems to have an olive in it. Martini? But Russian and Italian? You've got me. Besides, you're dealing with
    a non-drinker here.
    Did you figure out the one about the two families? Here is a hint, if you need one:
    Unless you're standing on your head
    or lying flat-out on your bed,
    look no further, look no more,
    chances are they're on the floor.
    Yes, it's a Vodka Martini... (Russian Vodka, Italian Vermouth, o-live)

    Your riddle jabbed short and neat
    Was an upstanding poetic treat
    That walked to it's owners beat
    And must only be about feet...

    Cheers, Bob
    Row Roe is the inspiration for my changing these one line quips
    so often... Making Row Roe laugh is my drug of choice!!!


    1. Who misplaced the ''upside''?

    2. My best wet dreams, have a pizza & beer component as well...

    3.
    I may be impotent, but now I pay attention, think, and learn...

    4. My love making technique is 1/3 Stalin, 1/3 Picasso, & 1/3 Daffy Duck!

    5. Jesus would have had better Communion results with milk & cookies...

    6. Work, is an occupational hazard...

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    One more for the road. (That is not a clue)

    Then, I wore the family's clothes,
    big and small, grandma’s aprons,
    baby’s bibs and diapers,
    shirts, pajamas, underwear,
    I wore them all outdoors,
    on windy days kicked up a dance,
    waved to neighbors, passers-by.
    On city roofs, in country yards,
    we were a faithful sisterhood.
    Now, no longer needed,
    outmoded, frayed, forgotten,
    a perching place for sparrows,
    we creak and sway alone.

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    *jumps up and down*

    I know! I know! It's a clothesline!

    And that is a really nice little poem, too, Demeter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kylabelle View Post
    *jumps up and down*

    I know! I know! It's a clothesline!

    And that is a really nice little poem, too, Demeter.
    Excellent jumping skills! I must confess however, I miss your answer cloaked in poetry...

    Cheers, Bob
    Row Roe is the inspiration for my changing these one line quips
    so often... Making Row Roe laugh is my drug of choice!!!


    1. Who misplaced the ''upside''?

    2. My best wet dreams, have a pizza & beer component as well...

    3.
    I may be impotent, but now I pay attention, think, and learn...

    4. My love making technique is 1/3 Stalin, 1/3 Picasso, & 1/3 Daffy Duck!

    5. Jesus would have had better Communion results with milk & cookies...

    6. Work, is an occupational hazard...

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    Thank you! The others were written some time ago but this is a new one.
    How could I forget that clotheslines had another life as jump ropes?
    Last edited by Demeter; 09-13-2015 at 04:46 PM.

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    Demeter, you're welcome! and I thought it was maybe new.

    Bob, that's nice to hear. I was lazy.

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    Somebody stop me...seriously, Stop Me!

    I am smaller, as it were, than a breadbox

    And ride herd on your shirts, pants and foot sox
    With my friends sans despair
    Help them keep looking fair
    So you primp longer looking, the style fox

    I don’t come out that often, so true
    But I’m tough, when I do what I do
    While you might finger me
    You cannot needle me
    How’s that now…Is it working for you?

    I need to get out more…

    Cheers, Bob
    Last edited by Bolen; 09-14-2015 at 05:38 PM.
    Row Roe is the inspiration for my changing these one line quips
    so often... Making Row Roe laugh is my drug of choice!!!


    1. Who misplaced the ''upside''?

    2. My best wet dreams, have a pizza & beer component as well...

    3.
    I may be impotent, but now I pay attention, think, and learn...

    4. My love making technique is 1/3 Stalin, 1/3 Picasso, & 1/3 Daffy Duck!

    5. Jesus would have had better Communion results with milk & cookies...

    6. Work, is an occupational hazard...

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