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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

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,
Form: Rhyme

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,
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: riddle, allusion, metaphor, morning, muse,
Form: Free verse
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 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

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,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Still un-answered Universal Question
Is it  a myth that History repeats?
This universal question that time deletes

Is the evidence clear that it occurs?
Through eons and eons it strangely recurs


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Categories: history, riddle, war,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member HOW COME I WONDER

The sun awakes each early morn
Bright sky glows its colors adorn
Nothing but jeans tattered and torn
Miracle of life a child is born
	How come I wonder


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Categories: appreciation, innocence, nature, riddle,
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: Lyric
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,
Form: I do not know?
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,
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Father and the Staff of Life
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Categories: caregiving, father, food, riddle,
Form: Sonnet
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,
Form: I do not know?
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,
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: Couplet
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,
Form: Ballad
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,
Form: Limerick
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,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Beautiful Frivolous Queen
Beautiful, frivolous queen bided her time. 
The castle stood tall and strong.
Silence reigned.  No one dared to speak.
Below the enemy had gathered ready for...

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Categories: analogy, riddle,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Baby Goat

she makes her escape 

while the truth is left agape

lies get video taped            ...

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Categories: allegory, riddle,
Form: Haiku
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,
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Tomboy
Sworn to secrecy, she told me it had been a long time..
as we sat swinging in a hammock in the late day sun.

'What., are you...

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Categories: riddle, 8th grade, adventure, childhood,
Form: Blank verse