A Possible Series of Riddles #1
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.
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.