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A Possible Series of Riddles #4

Updated on April 8, 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 command kings,

And I command queens.

Just as I have commanded,

So have others commanded me.

Ancient am I and ancient my practice,

My true definition lost through vulgar retelling.

Feminine be my original wielders,

But envy led to masculine adoption.

I'm a tool that builds dynasties,

Legacies and desires too.

When used for destruction,

Your enemies shall rue.

I promise you all that you want,

You are powerless to resist me.

I'm something we can flaunt,

Or I can also be sneaky.

Use me to your heart's content,

I'm never one to judge.

I may be fooling you in the end,

Lacking will cause you to begrudge.

Find me at the bar, a club, or even the pool,

Find me wherever, I'm a universal tool.

Live a life without me and choose to be plain,

Live a life full of me and see nothing but gain!

A Hard One!

It is within the more difficult riddles, the ones that could apply to so many different topics, that you need to take the time to think outside the box. Riddles won't give you the answer unless you seek it yourself, and when you fall upon that "Aha!" moment it is so worth the effort. Every line is a piece of the puzzle, and you cannot brute-force the fit!

Then again, maybe you're the type to like it quick and easy, well then I suggest you pay close attention on your first read through! It is easy to miss that little piece that gives the answer away.

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    • Farah N Huq profile image

      Farah N Huq 

      6 weeks ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      6 weeks ago from Corona, CA

      Congrats, Farah, you are spot on with your answer! You are winner number two! Correct answer erased!

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      6 weeks ago from Corona, CA

      A good guess, but no dice!

      Incorrect guesses so far: Money, Beauty, Water, Toilet Paper, Gold, Jewelry, Sex, Wine, Fellatio, Woman/Women, Scepter, Mouth, Kiss, Power

    • Jodah profile image

      John Hansen 

      6 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

      Power?

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      6 weeks ago from Corona, CA

      Nope! You are orbiting the right answer, but you haven't hit it yet!

      Incorrect guesses so far: Money, Beauty, Water, Toilet Paper, Gold, Jewelry, Sex, Wine, Fellatio, Woman/Women, Scepter, Mouth, Kiss

    • MitaraN profile image

      Mitara N 

      6 weeks ago from South Africa

      a mouth or a kiss,

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      6 weeks ago from Corona, CA

      If this is truly your last guess, then best of luck next time! Maybe #5 will be friendlier to you.

      Incorrect guesses so far: Money, Beauty, Water, Toilet Paper, Gold, Jewelry, Sex, Wine, Fellatio, Woman/Women, Scepter

    • bravewarrior profile image

      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 weeks ago from Central Florida

      Okay, one more try. Is it a scepter?

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      6 weeks ago from Corona, CA

      Interesting response, I like the way it could fit with many of the lines, but nope! You've been orbiting the answer, Shauna, you can taste it on the tip of your tongue for sure.

      Incorrect guesses so far: Money, Beauty, Water, Toilet Paper, Gold, Jewelry, Sex, Wine, Fellatio, Woman/Women

    • bravewarrior profile image

      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 weeks ago from Central Florida

      A woman?

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      6 weeks ago from Corona, CA

      DING DING DING DING DING! Erin is winner number one, and as such I have cleared the appropriate answer.

      Congratulations on being the first to solve the riddle! To the rest of you, may the odds be ever in your favor, keep trying!

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      6 weeks ago from Corona, CA

      Oh goodness, perhaps the gutter isn't the right analogy. Let's pretend the gutter is a club, find the answer in the VIP section, LOL!

      Incorrect guesses so far: Money, Beauty, Water, Toilet Paper, Gold, Jewelry, Sex, Wine, Fellatio

    • bravewarrior profile image

      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 weeks ago from Central Florida

      Fellatio?

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      6 weeks ago from Corona, CA

      My wonderful girlfriend, Erin, no you are incorrect! All you solvers need to join Shauna in the gutter, the answer is in there somewhere!

      Incorrect guesses so far: Money, Beauty, Water, Toilet Paper, Gold, Jewelry, Sex, Wine

    • Erin Fowler profile image

      I’m a girl 

      6 weeks ago from California

      Wine?

    • MitaraN profile image

      Mitara N 

      6 weeks ago from South Africa

      ahahahahaha, sorry still guessing but had to lol

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      6 weeks ago from Corona, CA

      Your mind is in the gutter, where in this case it might just belong!

      Incorrect guesses so far: Money, Beauty, Water, Toilet Paper, Gold, Jewelry, Sex

    • bravewarrior profile image

      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 weeks ago from Central Florida

      Is it sex?

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      6 weeks ago from Corona, CA

      Incorrect guesses so far: Money, Beauty, Water, Toilet Paper, Gold, Jewelry

      Keep on thinking!

    • MitaraN profile image

      Mitara N 

      6 weeks ago from South Africa

      Ah well, was a good chuckle when writing it, seeing it was the in thing...

      My next guess "Gold" or "Jewellery"

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      6 weeks ago from Corona, CA

      Not even close! Guess again!

      Current wrong guesses: Money, Beauty, Water, Toilet Paper

    • MitaraN profile image

      Mitara N 

      6 weeks ago from South Africa

      lol, toilet paper

    • bravewarrior profile image

      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 weeks ago from Central Florida

      Is it water, Kyle?

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      6 weeks ago from Corona, CA

      Nope, it is not beauty!

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      Erin 

      6 weeks ago

      Beauty?

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      6 weeks ago from Corona, CA

      Nope, it isn't money!

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      Erin 

      6 weeks ago

      Feel like this is wrong but I have to rule it out. Money.

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