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Riddle Poems | Examples of Riddle Poetry

Riddle Poems. Below are examples of poems about riddles. This list of riddle poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of riddle poetry. This list of works about riddle is an excellent resource for examples on how to write riddle poems.

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List of Riddle Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Indecorously Out of Control colin mitchell williams Free verse riddle, society,
What Wasted Wastes Eric Nelson Manley Shelman Free verse riddle, anger, angst, anxiety, cry,
Farrago Go Again With My Gallimaufry matthew harris Lyric riddle, 10th grade, 12th grade,
SOD'S LAW Ann Gilmour Rhyme anxiety, humorous, riddle, stress,
Humankind Brandon Connor Lyric allegory, humanity, life, riddle,
Doubt Babafemi Yinka Olubodun Blank verse riddle, bereavement, corruption, fantasy, imagery,
Premium Member Poem The Path Became Bloody, The Door Forever Was Shut, Part One Robert Lindley Rhyme riddle, dark, deep, evil, horror,
Premium Member Poem Cougar Fan Michelle Faulkner Limerick confusion, funny, riddle, word
Realm Nagella Jean-Baptiste Epic future, riddle,
Premium Member Poem HELL Line Gauthier Senryu riddle, innocence, integrity, mystery, people,

Auguries
by Julian Scutts
“Robin Redbreast in a cage,”
So sweet this line from a bygone age!
 But now ‘tis not the heavens that rage;
‘tis Raging Ram who now holds...

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Burlesque | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: bird, poets, riddle,

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The art of saying what cannot be for Harriet Monroe
by T Wignesan
The art of saying what cannot be

………………………………………..for Harriet Monroe
… said
………………or need not be

What's the difference if you call tinnitus or l'acouphène  a 'tintement, a...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: art, death, irony, riddle,

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BECAUSE THE FIRE HAS GONE ALL DARK
by jack cooper
Getting it out with a good shout
Now don't go and pout
Deep down inside so riddled with doubt
Need to find a safer route
Tired of fighting these...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: riddle, break up, emotions, friend,

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I know its plagiarism - NONE
by Mick Talbot
NO THEME NONE











JULY 2018 STANDARD, ANY FORM OR NONE, ANY THEME, UPTO A MAX OF 20 lines Poetry Contest, sponsored by Brian Strand

7/9/18

Check poets notes;...

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Blank verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: poetry, riddle,

Humpty Dumpty Unsung Hero
by george seal
    Humpty Dumpty, it was not his real name,
    A nom de guerre that brought widespread fame.
  ...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: riddle, hero, mystery, nursery rhyme,

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A Quest For Two
by Brenda Chiri
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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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: riddle, confidence, courage, dream, love

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WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE
by T Wignesan
What's the difference…

The difference between the Short Distance's height
And the Long Distance's shallowness drawn tight
Is that neither knows the hollowness of its might
Whichever way they...

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Quatorzain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: fantasy, riddle,

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MOON LEFT
by Paris-Maree Boreham
Ocean loved Moon,
Obeyed all his commands.
Then one night got furious,
So rolled with all the sands.

That was not enough for her 
So pleased was she to...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: riddle, day, funny, love, moon,

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Hallowed Hollowed
by John Anderson
At the core of a hollow is a hole
a void of emptiness
that only exists
because its surroundings
are something solid,
with something hallowed,
missing within....

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: riddle,

Amnesia
by Ramesh Deshpande
Amnesia


The never ending sufferings in life
Have made me habitually insensitive
To glee for petty joys offered by life
For I have forgotten the delights of life.

Life so...

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Light Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: riddle, angst, depression, mystery, philosophy,

In 100 Years
by J. I. Thomas F.
At last! We shall see the end of our toil.
Through thought, thought itself has been overcome.
For thousands of years, we bent to the soil.
'Tis virtue!...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: future, math, meaningful, riddle,

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Mortar
by Cary Snowden
When I was young I helped my dad to build a wall of bricks.
He showed me how to mix the mortar so it rightly sticks.

Start...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: father, riddle,

Mrs Biddle and the Cat Called Tiddle
by Julie Dunkley
Mrs Biddle had a cat called Tiddle,
Tiddle had a wiggle in a basket, by the side of Mrs Biddle,
Mrs Biddle wasn't pleased,
she had to get...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: riddle, animal, cat, forgiveness, funny,

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His Old Clothes
by Emile Pinet



Standing silent, without a single friend
defiant in the face of wind and rain;
a fragile trickster, he is part pretend,
     and yet,...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: riddle, 8th grade, feelings, garden,

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CruxKnot
by Greg Gaul
emotionally struck
active still
questioning questions
passionately ambivalent

ever now
dreaming thoughts
stopped start
selfish caring...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: riddle, conflict, confusion, crazy, deep,

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
by matthew harris
 chin lightly nested atop 
loosely peopled interlaced fingers 
supported via multi purpose table 
bent arms displayed elbows cocked
  
(approximately gabled 
at ninety degree...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: riddle, 11th grade, 12th grade,

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When
by Gershon Wolf
When is When When?
  --When When means When?
         That's when!

      ...

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Epigram | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: riddle, word play,

The Baby Goat
by Pixie Dust





she makes her escape 

while the truth is left agape

lies get video taped            ...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: allegory, riddle,

Bill
by Juliet Ligon
Bill is my name, fresh-pressed, dressed in all green,
flaunting the face of a president.
I have long been your resident,
resting in your fold.
Envy may be a...

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Personification | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: riddle, giving, green, introspection, meaningful,

Natural Text
by Newton Ranaweera
Are You masculine
men manipulated
to colonize women’s mind?

Then why my mother calls You,
             ...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: beauty, mother, nature, riddle,