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Best Riddle Poems

Below are the all-time best Riddle poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of riddle poems written by PoetrySoup members

Premium Member The Devils Riddle
The Devils Riddle

Dark is the night
Dark is the soul
Dark is the heart that used to glow

Empty are the rainbows falling from the skies
Empty of the...

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Categories: riddle, grave, home, journey,
Form: Light Verse

Premium Member Winter Wonderland - Thanks
~  My favorite Thanksgiving memory was, quite simply, a walk at my grandparents house - I'll never forget how nature spoke to me that...

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Categories: riddle, appreciation, beauty, nature, winter,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member What Might They Find There
What might you find there
down deep in my soul
Within the darkness
of that expansive hole
Will there be substance 
Will there be diamonds or coal
Step down the...

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Categories: riddle, angst, conflict, desire, humanity, life, light,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Let me own the Night
Let me own the Night 

Let the others play on bright sun-filled days,
in song and merriment, play on.

Let me own the shadows that seep into...

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Categories: allusion, morning, muse, riddle, solitude, sometimes,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Listen, Listen

Shush...Did You Hear That?

Listen to
The raindrops falling
Let us cry…
Wash away
Life’s bitter, stinging pain and
Take away its stain.

Listen to
The ocean splashing
Let us laugh…
Lift our hearts
With cool,...

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Categories: riddle, inspirational, life,
Form: Didactic

My New Year's Resolutions: Humor
I have tracked my New Year's Resolutions 
over the years these are my fantastic results.

Resolution One

2011: I will try to be more attentive to Lauren.

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Categories: riddle, fun, funny, giggle, humor, humorous,
Form: List
True Measure of a Man
Ask not how did he die
But how did he live,
Not how did he fall
But how did he rise;

Ask not what did he gain
But what did...

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Categories: riddle, eulogy,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member The Non-Resolver
I’ve been watching my weight since 14,
but with all of the diets I’ve seen,
they’ve become a big no-no.
This here dieting yo-yo
has stopped trying to be...

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Categories: riddle, funny, january, new year,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member I BELIEVE
Cross your heart and hope to die*
Speak the truth and look directly into someone's eyes
Then the world will know you are not lying

* this was...

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Categories: riddle, truth,
Form: Didactic
A Total Enigma
I can’t be branded and put into a box
I’m a rhyme wrapped within a riddle a complete paradox
I won't  carry the labels, or walk...

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Categories: introspection, riddle,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Michaelangelo Vs Da Vinci
It’s said the great Michaelangelo
had considered himself as a foe
to a rival of his.
You should know who this is -
Da Vinci, the great Leonardo!

So why...

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Categories: riddle, history,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member M ---- Stands for ME
Well....since you asked...
I'll tell you now, no run around,
my letter is found
right in the middle,
in fact it starts
the "middle" word,
so it's no riddle...
if you can...

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Categories: riddle, life, me, love, me, , cute,
Form: Rhyme
Like bolts of lightning I’ve
felt the words from my fingers
come forth

My heart,
my brain, sparking thoughts

Out of them I dust the books of
love with words

I fantasize...

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Categories: riddle, on writing and words
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Goethe's Path
I once stepped into a labyrinth, that grew upon the crest

The unraveled trail through silver pines, where ferns and grasses wept,
Where birdsongs rose, from scattered...

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Categories: nature, riddle,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Rainbow Girl
Rainbow girl finds welcome in the darkness
As melancholy violet swirls with dreaming indigo
She plants a seed and feels the sadness grow.

Rainbow girl skits artlessly through...

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Categories: riddle, anger, friendship, girl, happiness, happy, poetess,
Form: Verse
I like talking to the stars
They are the best listeners of my wars
Excellent keepers of my secrets
And so we know each others traits
They Comes every...

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Categories: riddle, care, cheer up, friend, imagination, nature,
Form: Pastoral
Premium Member One Less Fortunate
Who are the less fortunate?
What are their names?
Are they the crippled,
the blind, the lame?

Is a man in a wheelchair
lesser than I?
His heart may hold treasures

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Categories: deep, perspective, riddle, truth,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Weightless, Penniless, Timeless Without Score
Weightless, Penniless, Timeless Without Score

Death had spoken thus; I see you still deny,
Abides grim darkness in you, 'til bye the bye,
Weightless, penniless, timeless without score

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Categories: riddle, art, dark, death, deep, humanity, imagination,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member The Dance of the Water Nymph
Despite the large orange flowering flame tree
That shaded my veranda, the summer heat was intense.
No amount of ice cold beer could quench my thirst.

A stone...

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Categories: riddle, dance, fantasy, romantic love,
Form: Free verse

The sparkle of charity is alive and well
It’s the grounds for cohesion and solidarity
Making spiritual gardeners of us all

Goodwill marries kindness
Sharing bounty with open heart

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Categories: riddle, community, integrity, society, world,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Psalms at Sea
I sing praises to you under moon's watchful eye
As the ocean waves calm above from the deep
and You transform gusty winds into soft breezes.
With your...

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Categories: riddle, angel, boat, devotion, sea,
Form: Rhyme
My favorite Thanksgiving memory
Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful.
Thanksgiving is a time to show gratitude.
Thanksgiving is a time to spend time with
friends and family.

We always laugh with...

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Categories: riddle, giggle, happiness, memory, thanksgiving,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Fifteen Fabulous Felines PET
A cacophony of cats in my life.
Not one or two, but fifteen!
Each,who along with joy,
brought sadness and strife!
All shapes and sizes with grand
and most loving...

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Categories: riddle, cat, love, memory,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member War and Peace


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Categories: riddle, peace, war,
Form: Diamante
Premium Member Reach For The Stars
Rising before me, are your eyes,.. like the stars
Embracing the light, while reflecting the moon
A room filled with people, ...yet it seems we're alone
Closer you've...

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Categories: riddle, love, marriage, romance,
Form: Acrostic