What Am I?

I live in the wind
And surf on the edge of every wave
Hold women in bonds or
Fling doors open and free
Shackle men in chains or
Turn them into leaders
If you happen to stumble upon me
(For I show my face quite often
I am as wild as an unbroken horse
And tame and soft as a love-soaked kitten
To destroy and build is my strength
None yet know how to master me

Dversepoets.com Bjorn wants us to write a riddle so I did. I wrote one only once before years ago.

“This little vers is a riddle and the answer to the riddle is time. Samuel Peralta covered this prompt in September 2013 by telling of the riddles in terms of the myth of the Sphinx. The idea of making poems into riddles into verse is a very old one, and many of you may even have played with this before.
In Sweden we have for instance a tradition of putting a verse on Christmas packages, making the opening of the gifts a game where you are invited to guess the content of the package using the verse.
The riddles can be as hard or as easy as we want but here are a few things you may want to use,
Use personification for abstract or innate objects can be very effective
Describe the object using metaphors can also be fun
You may also try to describe the object without naming it (or him/her)”

I hate torchering people. The answer is silence.

My thought process? We say things we should not say and we don’t say what we should say. And the noises inside and outside our heads are so loud we cannot hear it or reject it, or we crave it or fear it so much that we don’t know what to do with it.

But it is always present.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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20 Responses to What Am I?

  1. Helen says:

    I was all set to be totally tortured …. THANK YOU!!!! Love the poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. rogblog666 says:

    i was thinking whispers until I read the answer. great poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Ah…..that was cleverly done, and nice explanation…

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Rob Kistner says:

    Very cool Mary!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. rothpoetry says:

    Excellent Mary! Loved your poem. I thought maybe it was love until I read your answer. Well done.

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  6. Ingrid says:

    Very well done! I thought the answer was ‘change’ – but ‘silence’ fits the bill perfectly. Oh, to tune out all that unnecessary noise!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. msjadeli says:

    A very creative riddle, Mary.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Thank you for providing giving the word…

    I live in both absence and presence
    in torment and bliss
    I never scream, never hiss
    I cannot lie, never hand you pretense
    yet I drive you to madness
    when never giving you truth.

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