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#1 Shakeepuddn

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 11:45 AM

A waif plucked from death, by miracle born
Innocent of worldly way,
His cradle so cold and wanting of soul,
Just a prison bereft of stays.
Delivered amid a thundering storm,
Then left! Abandoned! Shunned! Forlorn!
The craven father just wouldn’t be bothered—
And so hurriedly scurried away.

His tutelage brief, surreptitious and free,
A school of one-room for the youth.
Letters he lacked were received through a crack
With love for both teacher and truth.
The servile student by one wasn’t seen,
While others grew cruel and forced him to flee.
When shot from behind for a deed that was kind,
Disdain grew wanton, uncouth.

But look at him now with high, broad brow!
Appraise his wondrous image!
Women who care at this marvel to stare
Would swoon upon glimpsing his visage.
Muscular form and sculpted features,
Such an incredibly stunning creature!
In truth it seems he’s a young woman’s dream,
A lost love in a nightly missive.

He presently broods over far distant sea,
Of his choosing pursued in the game,
Mourning the death of what kin he had left
And his own of the immolate flame.
Now odd to this riddle from ends unto middle
Seeking name seems certainly little,
But nameless the one in this poem now done,
A god’s gift modernity’s stain.
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#2 colorclown26

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 02:58 PM

Spoiler for reminds me of

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#3 tinkerist

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 03:30 PM

I have no freaking idea, but that's one of the prettiest riddles i've ever read!
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Posted 27 February 2009 - 03:35 PM

Spoiler for omg, i know the answer!

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 04:01 PM

Spoiler for Answer?

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 04:13 PM

Spoiler for can it be

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 06:15 PM

Spoiler for omg, i know the answer!


I'll second that. It's a shame that this epic had to fall so quickly. Another fun read, Shakee. :)
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Posted 28 February 2009 - 01:34 AM

Spoiler for real answer

sorry typeo i missed the beging in my spoiler

Edited by Magic_luver101, 28 February 2009 - 01:37 AM.

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 10:17 AM

ARRRRGGGHHHH!!!!!!! :lol:
Well done Wiz. I suspected it would fall quickly but I couldn't stop myself. I started it and then got so into key aspects of the tale I had to keep going. It took about an hour (though with a few minor edits through the afternoon.) Bravo!

Spoiler for Answer and explication

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 04:35 AM

A waif plucked from death, by miracle born
Innocent of worldly way,
His cradle so cold and wanting of soul,
Just a prison bereft of stays.
Delivered amid a thundering storm,
Then left! Abandoned! Shunned! Forlorn!
The craven father just wouldn't be bothered—
And so hurriedly scurried away.

His tutelage brief, surreptitious and free,
A school of one-room for the youth.
Letters he lacked were received through a crack
With love for both teacher and truth.
The servile student by one wasn't seen,
While others grew cruel and forced him to flee.
When shot from behind for a deed that was kind,
Disdain grew wanton, uncouth.

But look at him now with high, broad brow!
Appraise his wondrous image!
Women who care at this marvel to stare
Would swoon upon glimpsing his visage.
Muscular form and sculpted features,
Such an incredibly stunning creature!
In truth it seems he's a young woman's dream,
A lost love in a nightly missive.

He presently broods over far distant sea,
Of his choosing pursued in the game,
Mourning the death of what kin he had left
And his own of the immolate flame.
Now odd to this riddle from ends unto middle
Seeking name seems certainly little,
But nameless the one in this poem now done,
A god's gift modernity's stain.


A very interesting puzzle, Now i will explain why i thought of Harry Potter :)

Spoiler for my thoughts

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