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Nevfeniel 04-06-2002 09:54 AM

Quote:

You carry me since the first time you met me,
but I am not heavy on your shoulder,
and not carried on the back by thee,
but can still be more burden than a boulder,
when you try to catch me I flee,
and when you run from me I hunt you,
everywhere I follow thee,
but sometimes look for me you do,
I can cause laughter and I can cause a tear,
I bring joy and fear and sorrow,
eveytime and everywhere,
I'm a thing you can not borrow,
but nothing lasts for ever and one day,
I will not be by thee,
I will go my own way,
and noone will ever find me,
what am I?
Age maybe?

Belegfanaion 04-07-2002 10:39 AM

You carry me since the first time you met me,
but I am not heavy on your shoulder,
and not carried on the back by thee,
but can still be more burden than a boulder,
when you try to catch me I flee,
and when you run from me I hunt you,
everywhere I follow thee,
but sometimes look for me you do,
I can cause laughter and I can cause a tear,
I bring joy and fear and sorrow,
eveytime and everywhere,
I'm a thing you can not borrow,
but nothing lasts for ever and one day,
I will not be by thee,
I will go my own way,
and noone will ever find me,
what am I?

The answer to this riddle is a memory. Everyone carries memories, and they can be a very big burden, especially if they're bad memories. When you try to remember something, a lot of times it "runs" from you, and when you try to escape a bad memory, it always comes back to haunt you. Memories can cause laughter or fear, or despair, or sorrow. And soon, when you die, the memories you have had will fade and never be found again. [img]smilies/cool.gif[/img]

Manwe 04-09-2002 01:33 PM

Belegfanaion, is correct, memory it is.

Manwe 04-09-2002 01:54 PM

Here's a new, but don't forget the other:

I am a servant, faithfull, faithless,
I have killed many a person in many a place,
yes, many men have I murdered, but never have I been punished,
and yet do I leave an easy trace,
my bite kills faster than any venom,
in sunshine I brightly blaze,
but you may not see me,
when I am clothed in haze,
what am I?

Maikadilwen 04-10-2002 11:45 AM

Quote:

I am a servant, faithfull, faithless,
I have killed many a person in many a place,
yes, many men have I murdered, but never have I been punished,
and yet do I leave an easy trace,
my bite kills faster than any venom,
in sunshine I brightly blaze,
but you may not see me,
when I am clothed in haze,
what am I?
A sword? Knife?

Sam Gamgee 04-10-2002 01:28 PM

Sounds good to me, but I'm just looking in, I mean, a sword would shine in the sun, and has killed many, but who can you think of that punishes their sword? Exactly. No one. So, my point is, I think Maikadilwen is right.

Manwe 04-10-2002 02:13 PM

And, yes, he is.

Manwe 04-10-2002 02:15 PM

But now you have to solve this one before I make a new:

I have many fingers,
but no hands,
I go across the world,
to foregin lands,
yet do I not walk not run not fly,
I can be short and I can be high,
in many ways i help thee,
yet do you kill me,
what am I?

Maikadilwen 04-11-2002 05:13 AM

Quote:

I have many fingers,
but no hands,
I go across the world,
to foregin lands,
yet do I not walk not run not fly,
I can be short and I can be high,
in many ways i help thee,
yet do you kill me,
what am I?
Time? Probably not, but what the heck. It's worth a try.

By the way:
Quote:

And, yes, he is.
That would be: SHE is. [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]

Manwe 04-12-2002 06:35 AM

Ah, yes, sorry. I didn't saw the 'wen' and was very tired.

Manwe 05-13-2002 04:43 AM

OK, since noone tries to anwser and I don't want this thred to be forgotten the right answer is tree. I will post a new one as soon as I can figure it out, if you are intresstedm, that is.

Susan Delgado 05-13-2002 07:17 PM

I thought of that, but by the time I got there, the thread was very old, and I thought it had been forgotten. It's a good riddle though

Gwaihir the Windlord 05-17-2002 02:15 AM

Just posting to keep the thread live.

If anyone's got any more riddles, please post them. I'd like to answer one...

Arwen Imladris 05-17-2002 08:22 PM

O.K., This is from Riddle a day:

A man drove to the store. He got out, and accidentally locked his keys in the car. He went in the store, and bought some milk. He came back out and unlocked the door without touching "anything" on the outside of the car. How did he do it?

harpseal 05-18-2002 08:12 AM

6 is fear

Susan Delgado 05-18-2002 10:45 AM

Easy. He reached through the open top and pulled the door handle up.

What's green and if it falls out of a tree will kill you?

Arwen Imladris 05-19-2002 03:42 PM

Yup!

The car was a convertible and he reached inside to open the door.

I have no idea for the next one.

Susan Delgado 05-21-2002 11:33 PM

A pool table! [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

Melephelwen 05-22-2002 08:54 AM

An apple? [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

*Mele

Manwe 05-23-2002 04:31 AM

I am your companion,
follow you in the light,
but I'll be gone,
in the night,
you can not harm me,
with sword or knife,
I move beside the living,
but never have I life,
what am I?

Maikadilwen 05-23-2002 04:47 AM

Quote:

I am your companion.....
A shadow?

[ May 24, 2002: Message edited by: Maikadilwen ]

Susan Delgado 05-23-2002 12:06 PM

What riddle are we guessing?

Arwen Imladris 05-23-2002 03:49 PM

I think it is:

I am your companion,
follow you in the light,
but I'll be gone,
in the night,
you can not harm me,
with sword or knife,
I move beside the living,
but never have I life,
what am I?

This was originally posted by Manwe.

Manwe 05-24-2002 04:32 AM

Maikadilwen is right.
I haven't got any riddle now, but I will post as soon as I figure one out.

Susan Delgado 05-24-2002 11:11 AM

May I ask one?

Maikadilwen 05-26-2002 01:34 AM

Ask away. WE WANT MORE!!!!! [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

Susan Delgado 05-26-2002 02:25 AM

Very well. I didn't want to infringe on Manwe's privilege, that's all [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

There is a thing that nothing is,
And yet it has a name.
It is sometimes tall and sometimes short,
Joins our talk, joins our sport,
And plays at every game.

[ May 26, 2002: Message edited by: Susan Delgado ]

HÝrilamara 05-27-2002 01:45 PM

That's a toughie.

HÝrilamara 05-27-2002 01:51 PM

Try this one:

My step is slow, the snow's my breath,
I give the ground a grinding death.
My marching makes an end to me,
slain by sun or drowned in sea.
What am I?

Nevfeniel 05-27-2002 06:12 PM

Cold? No, wait. That's not drowned in the sea. Uhhhhh. . . I give up. [img]smilies/confused.gif[/img]

Susan Delgado 05-27-2002 10:12 PM

Is it a glacier?

Manwe 05-28-2002 04:48 AM

If you figure out the last one you can try this one:

I have no legs or body or head,
and but one eye,
you never thank me,
but without me you would all die,
I never walk or run,
but move with haste,
in many places you want me,
but to many places I lay waste,
what am I?

Kettle of fish 05-28-2002 09:31 AM

quote:
-----------------------------------

You carry me since the first time you met me,
but I am not heavy on your shoulder,
and not carried on the back by thee,
but can still be more burden than a boulder,
when you try to catch me I flee,
and when you run from me I hunt you,
everywhere I follow thee,
but sometimes look for me you do,
I can cause laughter and I can cause a tear,
I bring joy and fear and sorrow,
eveytime and everywhere,
I'm a thing you can not borrow,
but nothing lasts for ever and one day,
I will not be by thee,
I will go my own way,
and noone will ever find me,
what am I?

Is it memory/memories?

Maikadilwen 05-28-2002 12:19 PM

Quote:

I have no legs or body or head,
and but one eye....
A storm?

Belin 05-28-2002 05:54 PM

Quote:

There is a thing that nothing is,
And yet it has a name.
It is sometimes tall and sometimes short,
Joins our talk, joins our sport,
And plays at every game.
A shadow, of course.

--Belin Ibaimendi

HÝrilamara 05-28-2002 07:11 PM

Yes, it was a glacier.

Susan Delgado 05-28-2002 09:57 PM

Quote:

A shadow, of course
Hey, Belin! you can't "guess" if you already know the answer! [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

Susan Delgado 05-28-2002 10:02 PM

Yay, a glacier [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
-------------------------------------
He lives like a monkey,
He's built like a mouse.
He picks fruits and nuts in his tree-branch house.

Manwe 05-29-2002 03:18 AM

Storm isn't correct. Maybe the haste is a bit missleading, you might think that it moves quite slow, keep guessing.

Maikadilwen 05-29-2002 03:36 AM

Then maybe the Sun? Nah, probably not, but it's always worth a try. [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]


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