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Aaand we're back! ;)

At the sight of us girls giggle with glee,

Unless, perhaps, they’re the kind that hug a tree,

It’s long known we can write,

But did you know of our surprising might?

That’s right, around the world we’re known as _____.


Through the fields I’ll go a flyin’,

To say I’m neutral would be lyin’,

Not afraid to charge,

Positively living large,

Such is life as an _____.


At times I may be blessed friend or deadly foe,

Ephemeral, adaptable, obdurate are all ways I can go,

Through me you can see,

But with you I’ll always be,

Don’t take me for granted because I’m _____.


They can make even the great and mighty fall,

But they’ll clean up - they’re generous, after all,

They’ll stoke the fire,

Then leave - to your ire,

And why not, it’s fun to be _____.


What matters most is what is worn on our lapels,

Get us excited and some of us may buy or sell,

We’re made of the same stuff,

But some are more or less tough,

It just depends on what’s in our _____.

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Through the fields Ill go a flyin,

To say Im neutral would be lyin,

Not afraid to charge,

Positively living large,

Such is life as an ion

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At the sight of us girls giggle with glee,


Unless, perhaps, they’re the kind that hug a tree,
It’s long known we can write,
But did you know of our surprising might?
That’s right, around the world we’re known as C.
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At times I may be blessed friend or deadly foe,



Ephemeral, adaptable, obdurate are all ways I can go,

Through me you can see,

But with you I’ll always be,

Don’t take me for granted because I’m SHADOW
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Through the fields Ill go a flyin,

To say Im neutral would be lyin,

Not afraid to charge,

Positively living large,

Such is life as an ion

Yep, nice ^_^.

At the sight of us girls giggle with glee,

Unless, perhaps, they’re the kind that hug a tree,

It’s long known we can write,

But did you know of our surprising might?

That’s right, around the world we’re known as C.

Exactomundo :D.

At times I may be blessed friend or deadly foe,

Ephemeral, adaptable, obdurate are all ways I can go,

Through me you can see,

But with you I’ll always be,

Don’t take me for granted because I’m SHADOW

Not quite...hint...these things usually have a theme ;).

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Went back to check your previous limericks to get a hang of the theme :thumbsup:

At times I may be blessed friend or deadly foe,


Ephemeral, adaptable, obdurate are all ways I can go,
Through me you can see,
But with you I’ll always be,
Don’t take me for granted because I’m ISOTOPE
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At times I may be blessed friend or deadly foe,


Ephemeral, adaptable, obdurate are all ways I can go,
Through me you can see,
But with you I’ll always be,
Don’t take me for granted because I’m NEUTRINO
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Not quite...since the limerick is a somewhat limited form, I try to make all the lines fit well with the answer ;).

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They can make even the great and mighty fall,


But they’ll clean up - they’re generous, after all,
They’ll stoke the fire,
Then leave - to your ire,
And why not, it’s fun to be alcohol.
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Another one down :thumbsup: .

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What matters most is what is worn on our lapels,


Get us excited and some of us may buy or sell,
We’re made of the same stuff,
But some are more or less tough,
It just depends on what’s in our Cells.
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Valiant effort, but no, doesn't quite fit the lines.

Hint: The answers aren't limited to just being a single word ;).

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At times I may be blessed friend or deadly foe,


Ephemeral, adaptable, obdurate are all ways I can go,
Through me you can see,
But with you I’ll always be,
Don’t take me for granted because I’m H2O.
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Right on, well done :D.

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What matters most is what is worn on our lapels,

Get us excited and some of us may buy or sell,

We’re made of the same stuff,

But some are more or less tough,

It just depends on what’s in our electron shells

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What matters most is what is worn on our lapels,

Get us excited and some of us may buy or sell,

We’re made of the same stuff,

But some are more or less tough,

It just depends on what’s in our electrostatic potential wells

and wondering if the five don't hide/form another puzzle

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What matters most is what is worn on our lapels,

Get us excited and some of us may buy or sell,

We’re made of the same stuff,

But some are more or less tough,

It just depends on what’s in our electrostatic potential wells

and wondering if the five don't hide/form another puzzle

Ooh, actually Plasmid's answer was the one I was thinking of, but I like that one too...a man after my own quantum mechanical heart ;). And I appreciate your thoughtfulness ^_^, but nah, unlike which does have an unsolved second layer, these CtL's are suppose to be kinda straightforward (well, other than the playful double meanings ;P), and, hopefully, kinda fun.

And I'm saving up my super crazy complex puzzles for...

...the Purple Witch ;P

Anyways, giving credit where credit is due:

At the sight of us girls giggle with glee, (diamond)

Unless, perhaps, they’re the kind that hug a tree, (carbon emissions, etc)

It’s long known we can write, (graphite)

But did you know of our surprising might? (graphene, etc)

That’s right, around the world we’re known as C. -Dudley Dude

Through the fields I’ll go a flyin’, (electromagnetic fields)

To say I’m neutral would be lyin’, (charged particle)

Not afraid to charge, (same)

Positively living large, (elements that ionize positively tend to be larger)

Such is life as an ion. -Plasmid

At times I may be blessed friend or deadly foe, (hydration, climate vs floods, drowning, etc)

Ephemeral, adaptable, obdurate are all ways I can go, (gas, liquid, solid forms are all common)

Through me you can see, (transparent)

But with you I’ll always be, (human body is ~60% water)

Don’t take me for granted because I’m H20. -Dudley Dude

They can make even the great and mighty fall, (ethanol, drunkenness :D)

But they’ll clean up - they’re generous, after all, (rubbing alcohol, isopropanol)

They’ll stoke the fire, (flambeing, etc)

Then leave - to your ire, (low evaporation point)

And why not, it’s fun to be alcohol. -Dudley Dude

What matters most is what is worn on our lapels, (most functionality is dependent on the valence shell)

Get us excited and some of us may buy or sell, (ionizing)

We’re made of the same stuff, (protons, neutrons, and electrons)

But some are more or less tough, (different properties, etc)

It just depends on what’s in our electron shells. -Plasmid, honorable mention to PG

And an A for effort to RSN :D.

Edited by Yoruichi-san
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