Riddles 43

Shiny Coat of Red

I’m tempting, so it’s said,
I have a shiny coat of red,
And my flesh is white beneath.
I smell so sweet,
Taste good to eat,
And help to guard your teeth.
What am I?

I am an apple!

Though Almost Blind

Without a bridle, or a saddle,
Across a thing I ride a-straddle.
And those I ride, by help of me,
Though almost blind, are made to see.
What am I?


My Web

I move silently, without wings,
Between silvery, silken strings,
And there stretched in the grass
You’ll see my web as you pass.
What am I?

I am a spider.

The More I Stand…

Two bodies have I
Though both joined in one.
The more still I stand
The quicker I run.
What am I?

I am an hourglass.

Look in my Face

Look in my face, I am somebody;
Look in my back, I am nobody.
What am I?

I am a mirror.

Four Legs and a Back

What is it that has four legs
And one back,
Yet can’t walk?

It is a chair.

Cross the Water

To cross the water I’m the way,
For water I’m above:
I touch it not and, truth to say,
I neither swim nor move.
What am I?

I am a bridge, to help you cross.

All Poured Out

What is the thing which,
Once poured out,
Cannot be gathered again?

Rain, or rainfall.

Deep as a Cup

Round as an apple,
Deep as a cup,
All the King’s horses
Can’t pull it up.
What is it?

It is a well.

Among Children Most of All

A mile from end to end,
Yet as close to you as a friend.
A precious commodity, freely given.
Seen on the dead and on the living.
Found on the rich, poor, short and tall,
But shared among children most of all.

A simple smile.

No Pavement

I have streets but no pavement.
I have cities but no buildings.
I have forests yet no trees.
I have rivers yet no water.
What am I?

A map!

Cannot Be Lifted

Nothing on the outside
Nothing on the inside
Light as a feather
Yet ten men cannot lift it.What is it?

A bubble.


Part carbon, part water, I am poison to the fishes.
Many have falsely claimed my name, for I am the pause that refreshes.
What am I?

Soda Pop!

Sky Mocker!

Many-manned scud-thumper,
Maker of worn wood,
Portly pusher,
Wind-slave.What am I?

The ocean!

Secret Follower

Each morning I appear
To lie at your feet,
All day I will follow
No matter how fast you run,
Yet I nearly perish
In the midday sun.What am I?

I am your shadow.

Helping Move Earth

I have no eyes, no legs or ears, and I help move the earth.What am I?

A worm.


I am a tale in childrens? minds.
I keep their secrets and share them inside.
I blur their thoughts into fantasies kept
Like a canvas of art or a submarine depth.
Though an illusion, it occurs every night;
I give them a fantasy, I give them a fright.
Nor good or bad, but always nigh?
It?s interesting to tell.What am I?

I am a dream.

Low I.Q.?

I’m a seed that’s underground.
Many like to spread me around.
But my family it’s said is quite insane.
And if you’ve a low I.Q. you’ve this kind of brain.
Eat me raw and I’ll make you sick.
Eat too much and your tongue will stick.What am I?

A peanut.

Book of Magic?

My author’s uncertain yet my title’s the same,
I contain random text yet order’s my aim.
Read me one day and see my pages are totally bare.
Try again another day and the words will be there.
I’m not a book of magic although it may sound,
I can predict the future, and inside, your life can be found.
Move my eye, I become involved in lactic extraction.
But that’s just a clue , a minor distraction.What am I?

A diary.

Count Dracula?

As I went over London Bridge
I met my sister Jenny.
I broke her neck and drank her blood
And left her standing empty.
What am I?


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