The Seven Devious Riddles
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duskthoughts
duskthoughts Empathy-The voice of understanding
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Seven separate poetic riddles shadowing a greater theme/topic... think you can guess what theme I had in mind or even the subheadings?
Let me know your thought process in the comments.
@affinity pushed me to finally do something with this topic, credit to her for curing my writers block :D

The Seven Devious Riddles

Author note: I decided to give myself a challenge, which is how this piece came to light. I wanted to get everyone’s creative juices flowing, rattle their brains and touch their interpretations. I love analysing poetry in depth to find greater meanings which was the aim of this piece.

The style of writing is completely new to me and I am aware it falls flat with 3/4 topics. There are 7 riddles, each one is its own subheading context, completely different to the next. Combined the subheading shadows a greater heading/theme overall. Do you think you’re up for the challenge?

(#1) Can you hear it?

Gentle whispers waltz with air between sharp ears.

The humming songs of violet churn enticingly.

Hypnotic sirens song weaves black widow’s silk.

To feel skin, an itch, on someone else’s body.

To feel skin, an itch, on someone else’s body. Caught in craving.

(#2) Queries to your worth?

Pure opal heart baptised in emerald hue, dusks with neglect to acknowledge .

Confusion reigns, for blind eyes see not where’s consideration. Heed me.

(#3) Does it control you?

Cinders beginning.

Cinders beginning. Spark vulnerable tinder.

Cinders beginning. Spark vulnerable tinder Smoke glazed eyes, blinded.

Body,

Body, a flame in zephyr,

Body, a flame in zephyr, instinctively dancing

Conflagration

Conflagration futile indignation.

Conflagration futile indignation. Havoc with ignition.

Extinguished blaze

Extinguished blaze concludes,

Extinguished blaze concludes, charcoal stained teardrops.

(4) Are you motivated?

Heavy heels hauled

Heavy heels hauled along wet cement

Hesitated hopes have

Hesitated hopes have little motive.

Apathy haunts deserted halls

Apathy haunts deserted halls searching for psychology.

(#5) Where’s the booty?

Hyperopia fixed on red X’s

Hyperopia fixed on red X’s Map stitched corneas guide avarice compass

Hyperopia fixed on red X’s Map stitched corneas guide avarice compass Bounty’s justified by pocket vaults.

(#6) Do you feel empowered?

Bask gloriously

Bask gloriously for you are triumphant.

Bask gloriously for you are triumphant. Victor in your quest,

Bask gloriously for you are triumphant. Victor in your quest, stand strong,

Bask gloriously for you are triumphant. Victor in your quest, stand strong, powerful,

Bask gloriously for you are triumphant. Victor in your quest, stand strong, powerful, with your inflated chest.

Trophies aligned,

Trophies aligned, shower the modest with gloat.

(#7) Care to indulge?

Insatiable famine calls

Insatiable famine calls for just one more.

Watched as you wither.

Watched as you wither. Wasting

Watched as you wither. Wasting to your ribs.

Too full,

Too full, to fill,

Too full, to fill, the chomping white pit.

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