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May Riddle

Straight and proper
tall and broad
full of wisdom
some nonsense
and great good humour
within there is Mr Darcy
also hope and despair

Bedroom companion
of many years
I love you so
some think you wooden
and you’re
getting fatter
but I don’t care

Copyright © 2022 Kim Whysall-Hammond

This poem was written in response to the May Poetry Challenge over at Fake Flamenco

The challenge is to write a free verse poem, up to 14 lines about a mystery person, place or thing in English or Spanish, deadline: Sunday 5/08, noon CST. 

So, what have I written about??????

Friday Poem: A second Anglo-Saxon Riddle….

My home is not quiet but I am not loud.
The lord has meant us to journey together.
I am faster than he and sometimes stronger,
But he keeps on going for longer.
Sometimes I rest but he runs on.
For as long as I am alive I live in him.
If we part from one another
It is I who will die.

Can anyone tell me what is being described???  (No cheating online!)

If you are interested, the first riddle is at:


Friday Poem: An Anglo-Saxon Riddle….

A wonderful warrior exists on earth.
Two dumb creatures make him grow bright between them.
Enemies use him against one another.
His strength is fierce but a woman can tame him.
He will meekly serve both men and women
If they know the trick of looking after him
And feeding him properly.
He makes people happy.
He makes their lives better.
But if they let him grow proud
This ungrateful friend soon turns against them.


Can anyone tell me what is being described???  (No cheating online!)