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Riddle Poems

Riddle Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about riddles. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for riddle.

Poem Topics Related to Riddle

puzzle, conundrum, brainteaser, problem, question, poser, enigma, mystery, quandary,

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Sonya was the best friend I ever had,
we were always doing things together.
When she moved away I was very sad,
she was my refuge in stormy weather.

Over the years I've thought about her life,
did she join Delta, so she could travel?
Or...Read More
Categories: riddle, best friend, friendship,
Form: Sonnet

Premium Member My Best Friend
 ~ + ~

" A sweet friendship refreshes the soul."

Many friends have come and many have gone,
such sweet beauty that stayed just for awhile;
I have a friend that I can lean upon,
others have left without even a smile.

And that has...Read More
Categories: riddle, friendship love,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Amsterdam
If you seek to fully understand
This complex human jam
You just need a ticket in hand 
To fly to Amsterdam!

History walks the streets here
In every pavement stone 
You find friendship and cheer
 On every face In town!

Watch the cyclist to the...Read More
Categories: riddle, appreciation, beautiful, drug, happy, prejudice, travel, urban,
Form: Rhyme
Humility and Pride
Collaboration by Gordon McConnell and Regina Riddle

Signs of humility is so very hard to find
so many pump up self think they're swell
but they forget God who constantly looks
for humble hearts, of themselves won't tell

Everywhere there are people caught in pride
Focusing...Read More
Categories: riddle, christian, pride, spiritual,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member WHERE ARE YOU NOW


Mascara pink lipstick ribbons and curls
Miniskirts no matter what the weather
We were teens two cheerful giggling schoolgirls
Enjoying bits of time spent together

A yellow ribbon round the old oak tree
We followed all the radio top hits
All night writing...Read More
Categories: riddle, friendship, fun, growing up, life, teenage, youth,
Form: Sonnet

Premium Member The Middle

When I’m in the middle
Of fixing a decent meal
I can’t be made to piddle
I usually have things to peal

When I’m in the middle
Of getting ready for work
I try not to let myself dwindle
On whatever might be a quirk

When I’m in...Read More
Categories: riddle, meaningful, motivation, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sharing a Promise With My Best Friend
Nicholas, my sincere and loving friend, 
          for he redeemed my soul with who he is-
a marriage and true friendship that shan’t end,
        ...Read More
Categories: riddle, friendship, love,
Form: Sonnet
Are We Too Cold To Look Beyond
“Irish I am,” my mam speaks in hushed tones to the air
She questions still, seeming to her alone
Intones, “Ireland, O Ireland, what are you?
Where do you keep yourself, so I may rediscover you?”
Her speech unknown surely to her
Rains down, trickles...Read More
Categories: riddle, devotion, heaven, home, ireland, longing, meaningful, passion,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Riddle Queen
Take your queries to the Riddle Queen,
To find out what the portents mean,
She is adept at astral art,
And will erect your natal chart,
To see what answers she can glean.

By the use of a set routine,
She will divulge what she has...Read More
Categories: riddle, appreciation, art, future, hope, introspection, woman,
Form: Rondeau
This is the end,
maybe your only last friend.
Related to time,
maybe a riddle to destiny's crime.
Fear me,
but in pain some will endear me.

Unexpected, unwanted,
unfair without a care.
the end is never late.
Beware and behold,
when the end is called,
nothing shall last,
maybe not...Read More
Categories: riddle, dark, death, deep, destiny, eulogy, life, loss,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Thanksgiving 1999 Thanks

Sometimes it’s hard to choose one memory
to deem the most significant of all.
Thanksgiving, though, is different. I find
that one by far is sweetest to recall.

Thanksgiving 1999 would be
the final holiday we all would share.
We feasted, talked, and dozed all afternoon.
The...Read More
Categories: riddle, bereavement, happiness, holiday, memory,
Form: Rhyme

Mom’s up early with the plucked bird, stuffing it.
The bare rinsed butterball, portions for six.
All day our mouths water, stomachs pitching a fit,
as we wait for the skin to crisp...delicious drumsticks.

Potatoes peeled and pressured, mashed, stirred
with...Read More
Categories: riddle, thanksgiving,
Form: Rhyme
I sweep 
And I giggle
I lap
And I break
I puddle around
And I run everywhere
I fill
And overflow
I cause disasters
And create miracles
People love me
And curse me
I come 
And I go
I'm hard to hold
But that never changes!
I wear away
And renew
I am myself
And makeup most...Read More
Categories: child, education, riddle, silly,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member Seeing You See
I am seeing you see
what you think was me
and you're seeing more
than you think you see

I am seeing you see
this soul waiting to see
another who sees more
than the essence of me

Within this image you see
this gaze confirms it is me
I...Read More
Categories: gothic, riddle,
Form: Personification
Premium Member BEWARE
One upon time dream fly

Despot power consume two buy

Eager three meager often astray

Medial elegance detriment four-way

Indistinguishable few high fives

Incontestable ignorance compose new lies

Wonder full wonder no wonder we bill

Interest no interest concern will for free real


...Read More
Categories: abuse, conflict, dark, deep, irony, riddle, word
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Childhood Feast
( A Childhood Feast )

Remembering back to Thanksgiving, I`ll never forget those years
Back when I was ten years old, when I never had much fears
Driving over to Grandma`s house, so excited to eat some food
She always put a smile on...Read More
Categories: riddle, family, holiday, thanksgiving,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Written In Blood
Were I with artist brush to carve my strokes upon this canvas with the very blood which once passed through my beating heart, pulsed through my veins and bore witness to my soul....would those strokes with their cry for life...Read More
Categories: philosophy, poetry, poets, riddle,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member WHO IS HE a riddle rhymed
   guides teaches&reminds
   comforts,counsels fills
   equips &empowers
   as&when He wills...Read More
Categories: riddle, christian,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member Family Thanks 1958
The feet of twenty cousins were trampling and pounding the floor
As my Aunt Pearl's house trembled and suddenly became smaller.
We were racing with the games of 'who could find who' behind the door
While munchkin toddlers all dressed up waddled or...Read More
Categories: riddle, blessing, celebration, family, friendship love, happy,
Form: Rhyme
5,438 steps into madness
I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.
Edgar Allan Poe

The crowd approached the lens of the mega camera. Its gnawing rose up in the smoke of 5,438 cigarettes encircled in the density of that afternoon. Moisture brought a stench...Read More
Categories: cry, hyperbole, prejudice, riddle, senses, surreal, symbolism,
Form: Prose Poetry
Thanks for a Priceless Memory
Thanksgiving dinners are just not the same 
.......when you move far away from home
But my siblings and I had no choice obtain jobs we had to roam

When our mother said she was coming to visit 
.......we were so happily...Read More
Categories: riddle, thanksgiving day,
Form: Rhyme
Faced Example
A fridge full of food
for some shiny apples
The bun to a meat
of a cheese that grapples

The soul for a man
of a hunger ample
The chase to a light
of a door for sample

That love is a food
for a trod to trample
And haste...Read More
Categories: analogy, food, introspection, philosophy, riddle,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Thanksgiving Memory - THANKS
The smell of the sage Mom always puts into turkey stuffing
Still makes my taste buds go insane with delicious puffing.
Thanksgiving would not be complete without the cinnamon and sugar crust
Rolled out to perfection, and baked with every bit of fuss.

The...Read More
Categories: riddle, thanks, thanksgiving, thanksgiving day,
Form: Rhyme
Windfall Of Blessing Thanks

Came November, it was time to visit USA,
where my daughter and her family stay,
to be with them to celebrate the special day
when autumn’s footfall came softly all the way.

When gentle wind whistled through the trees,
colors burst to flames through their...Read More
Categories: riddle, memory, thanksgiving day,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I Just Do Not Know
I just don’t know and yet I am called by the dark void of emptiness before me which with returned piercing glare refuses to release me from my own inward gaze  

For I stare into the cold eyes of...Read More
Categories: riddle, confusion, imagery, introspection, irony, longing, love, philosophy,
Form: Dramatic Monologue