Riddle me and rhyme me.  June 12, 2008 - December 31, 2008

Reading and Deliberating

Details

Write a riddle,
so short and sweet,
but make it rhyme,
and try to meet,
the requirements,
set and compete,
to write the best,
with metric feet,
that could be asked,
on any street,
so we can't easily,
attain the feat,
of guessing the,
answer complete.

(Guessing the answers in the comment section is encouraged.)
I suggest the answers be withheld until contest closing.)

It seems that many people don't know what a riddle is. Here are some examples which I wrote in limerick form.

1)
first and last seen when awake
most are real some are fake
none walk some run
we all have one
someone else can easily break

2)
though colorless some are white
and self gaining though most might
be sinfully conceived
the best are believed
with none left actually right

3)
parts of them turn with no wheels
their covers when closed conceals
all but the back
where it may pack
things none but the eye reveals

4)
the narrow inlet tightly grips
responding quick to kissing lips
if worked enough
the tummy will puff
making a child happy to the tips

5) (puzzle more than riddle)
if what goes in when this comes out
and that always follows this about
and how is this
try not to miss
these clues construed with doubt

where is what when that will allow
by going out and following how
i ask you then
if this isn't in
which location is where now

Any submissions not obviously a riddle will be ignored.

Any submissions exceeding 101 words will be ignored.

Prizes

$000,000,000.00, A warm fuzzy sent to each contestant via psychic powers.

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Moderator

Amber Sun
Amber Sun
San Buenaventura, CA

Stats

15 Contestants
34 Submissions
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Created Jun 12, 2008

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Rules

  • Any WritersCafe.org Member can Submit
  • Only Poetry can be Submitted
  • All Genres of Writing can be Submitted
  • Each Contestant May Submit 10 Pieces of Writing
  • Writing may be submitted 6/12/2008 - 12/31/2008
  • Winners will be decided by the Moderator

Disclaimer

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