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RIDDLE ME THIS #2

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by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Only one color,
but not one size.
Stuck at the bottom,
yet easily flies.

Present in sun
but not in rain.
Doing no harm
and feeling no pain. (1)

What force and strength
cannot get through.
I, with a gentle touch, can do.
And many in the street would stand,
were I not a friend at hand. (2)

Round like an apple,
deep like a cup,
yet all the king’s horses
cannot pull it up. (3)

A shadow (1), a key (2), and a well (3) solve the riddle.
Pick ‘yea’ or ‘nay’. Linger not in the middle.

Little Miss Eticote
in her white petticoat
with a very red nose.
At first is so grand
but the longer she stands
the shorter and shorter she grows. (4)

With full weight in her belly
she has tall trees on her back.
Long nails in her ribs.
Both feet does she lack. (5)

There are but two meanings
and one can be broken
while the other one
can be so simple.
Decide from your gleanings.
With one vows were spoken.
The other one?
Well, it holds a dimple. (6)

A candle (4), a ship (5), and a tie (6) reveal a trait
which are not obvious to some who are taking the bait.

You can always judge a book by its cover.
But you may not then call yourself a literal lover.

Read RIDDLE ME THIS #1 – Click here

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