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A Possible Series of Riddles #1

Updated on April 7, 2020
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Writing free-verse riddles has always been fun, and letting others solve them even funner.

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Rules

Please respect them:

1. One guess per person at a time, when I respond to you that is your cue to answer again or bask in your winning of the riddle.

2. Reading through the comments is cheating! Don't ruin it for yourself and others!

What Am I?

I protect myself with spines on my tips,

Yellow, green, pink my associated colors.

Twice per year you come calling,

Dry me up and grind me to dust.

My powdered soul is why I exist,

A little fluid added will see me utilized fully.

A brownish red now defines me,

And as I'm defined so shall you be too.

Hair, skin, I cling to you and even protect.

Perhaps I was a gift to a lover,

But beware the impostors of strange hue.

I will not poison and burn,

But those who copy me often do.

I predate your history and will remain when it ends,

But my mark upon you may only last a short while.

Good Luck!

If enough people take interest in solving riddles, or I feel like continuing this series regardless, then I'm going to put more effort into my riddles and do more. I once had a very large collection of complex riddles, but I lost all of them to hardware failure and was discouraged in writing more because of it.

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    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      I think I should continue as well, Shauna, but I'm having trouble deciding how to make it more interactive and so that people don't just head straight to the comments after reading and leave when they see it has been answered.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      12 months ago from Central Florida

      Well, I'm glad John solved the riddle. Obviously, I know little about henna. I was thinking clown fish, but not all the clues applied. Clinging to hair and skin is what really tripped me up.

      I think you should continue with this series, Kyler. It's a very clever idea.

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      John Hansen 

      12 months ago from Queensland Australia

      That was good Kyler..took a bit of thinking. What a fun concept for a hub.

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      Good job, John! It most definitely is henna.

    • Jodah profile image

      John Hansen 

      12 months ago from Queensland Australia

      I think it may be henna.

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      Ruby, nope! Take another guess if you feel so inclined.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      12 months ago from Southern Illinois

      A rose bush?

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      HAHAHAHAHA! Nice auto correct, no it is not mescaline.

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      Erin 

      12 months ago

      Masculine

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