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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 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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

Northern Suburbia
Your love is real 
the love you feel.
Your love is great 
the love you make.
Your records are on fire 
its your desire.
Take me out tonight

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Categories: riddle, adventure, allusion, anger, art,

A 'c' change
If you should search for knowledge 
To answer the riddle of your self

All the books found on every library shelf
Might not relieve your puzzle a...

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Categories: riddle, courage, humorous, life, philosophy,

Premium Member What Am I
My beginnings were ever so humble
To this day I wear others' rags
I'm bungled, fumbled and tumbled
My owner usually brags
Diamonds all shapes and sizes
Multicolored rainbows and...

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Categories: riddle,

Premium Member The World Unknown to Me
The World Unknown to me

Let me write of things I do not know
underneath the folds of nothing
beneath a fake moon's glow
I'll write about my pretend...

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Categories: imagery, myth, riddle, vanity,

Premium Member My Father and the Staff of Life
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Categories: caregiving, father, food, riddle,

Riddle Me This, Riddle Me That
The greatest puzzle in the world
Is one in which must be mastered;
you are the only curator by far;
not family, friends, or the pastor.

The pieces belong...

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Categories: inspiration, riddle,

Pour Juliette Girardot
Note: This is not a poem, just a riddle :)

Pour Juliette Girardot

Si vous me donnez 1000 essaie
Si vous me donnez 1000 valses
La réponse que je...

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Categories: muse, paris, romantic, riddle,

Will She
Why wont you look into my eyes and confide in me?
The support offered within the boundary with limits unexplained like the teaching of 
the Aztecs.


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Categories: loveleaving, riddle,

Poem By Chandler Fisher Theseus And the Minitaur
As the dusk approaches, with a fusk grunt on his face,
He realizes he has to do what's right;
To save his people from the treacherous minotaur...

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Categories: riddle, cheer up, fantasy, happiness,

Let me see…
Give this one a Gothic Border,
For my mood is one
Of secret gardens,
All internal wanderings…

And this one,
Of an island 
A place only
Tropics know-
The sea

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© Joe DiMino  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: riddle, allegory, fairy, fantasy, imagination,

Open Your Eyes
"Open Your Eyes"
by:  Eric L. Boddie

In my quest to find the Light
I found so many things hidden in plain sight
A simple question of why...

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Categories: christian, faith, passion, riddle,

The Baby Goat

she makes her escape 

while the truth is left agape

lies get video taped            ...

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Categories: allegory, riddle,

Riddle me
Riddle me that 
Riddle me this
A puzzle of a piece of mind
That's been unhinged
Lost, misplaced, swept up under
If someone else found it
Would they keep it...

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Categories: riddle, art, deep, encouraging, inspiration,

Premium Member Emily and the Ancient door
Young Emily sat gazing at a door, that with careful strokes was painted..
a starry, but moonless night. 
In wandering dreams of far away lands, nameless...

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Categories: riddle, art, innocence, language, philosophy,

Minds and mathematics
Great men calculate arithmetic
Greater men calculate logarithms
Greatest men calculate calculus

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Categories: riddle, wisdom,

A Quest For Two
He was cool, aloof, and yes holding back
She gave too much,fell to hard and  too fast
In himself he knew something he did lack
Feeling to...

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Categories: riddle, confidence, courage, dream, love


you have never stopped analyzing me 
stripped me of my mystery
what do you see in me

Submitted this March, 2018...

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Categories: riddle, confusion, feelings, identity, imagination,

The Dark Woman's Warning
When I close my eyes it’s there again
A nightmare that could only offend
The dark woman stands with her hooded eyes
Draped across her face in her...

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Categories: death, future, riddle,

Ask the Sheep
We know knitters knit wool from skeins,
and when wet, us the wearer complains,
for our pullovers shrink,
and so this made me think,
why don't sheep ever shrink...

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Categories: riddle,

Forever Awakening From Deep Sleep
Unshakeable groggy state
plagues mein kampf
impossible mission to awaken
this comatose zombie
drugged horror - by potent

self manufactured narcotic -
oppressive tantalizing
nightmares indistinguishable
when supposedly conscious,
eyes cannot differentiate

dusky "reality" from

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Categories: riddle, absence, bereavement, betrayal, conflict,