Brandon’s Puzzle Poem

A Riddle in Poetic Form

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I was honored to be picked as Poet of the Week for David’s W3 Prompt #39: Wea’ve Written Weekly. Thank you, Denise!

For this week’s challenge, I chose to write a riddle or “puzzle” poem. Mine is short and simple, but I hope you enjoy it and it gives you something to think about.

Brandon’s Puzzle Poem

A treasure without measure, at times a pleasure that seems far off
For me, people are willing to fight for, kill for, go to war for
I am physical, spiritual, mental, restricted by laws and time
I am feared by some, but to the imprisoned I am sublime
To those who have learned helplessness, I am not understood
I am taken for granted, denied, weaponized, and abused too
If you don’t know who I am, the answer is in this poem

Copyright © 2023 Brandon Ellrich

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Published by Brandon Ellrich

I live in Central Missouri and enjoy reading, writing, playing tennis, watching movies, and exploring creative outlets. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and I love to take my readers inside the minds of my characters.

40 thoughts on “Brandon’s Puzzle Poem

      1. Yeah, I didn’t want to give the answer right away. I wanted people to at least think about it before they read the real answer in the comments.
        Thank you! I appreciate you reading. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

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  1. I thought that it was an acrostic after I read that the answer was in the poem, but I looked at the first letter instead of the last 😅 Very nice riddle poem. You gave just enough clues, and a wonderfully hidden answer.

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  2. Brandon ~ your W3 prompt will be closed to further submissions in another ~1.5 hours.

    At that point, could you please go through all of the entries and select one to be the PoW for this week? Once you’ve done so, please leave that individual a comment on their post and -also- please email me directly to let me know whom you’ve selected.

    Thank so much for a fun, fun, fun prompt!


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  3. Hey! I absolutely love some of your posts. You’ve got a great blog. I’m new to blogging and would appreciate it if you could check out my blog sometime and give me a few pointers! Much appreciated! 🙏 ☺️ 🙌 😌 ❤️

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