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Dark Misfortune

Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.


Puzzle ID:#16231
Fun:**** (3.13)
Difficulty:** (1.25)
Submitted By:snaps*au****
Corrected By:ScoutMan




I'm often seen around a lot, referred to many ways,
See me black and you may find misfortune haunts your days.
Tell a thing, that should have been kept quiet, to all around,
Then look inside the sack, there I'm no longer to be found.
Nosiness, prying, snooping, leaves me fearing, full of dread,
For all these things are likely to see me soon lying dead.
These clues combined should start to give a picture, an idea,
Of who or what I am, so can you tell me? Is it clear?


If you thought those clues lead to a cat then happily you're right,
For bad luck is yours when a black cat should come across your sight.
And when you reveal a secret, even though you said you wouldn't,
You've let the cat out of the bag by telling what you shouldn't.
Nosiness, prying, snooping and inquisitiveness, oh drat!
They make up curiosity, which, we all know, killed the cat!


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Jan 23, 2004

This is a brilliant riddle! One of the best I've seen.
Jan 24, 2004

It was fun and I was going to give it a moderate rating for fun because it was quite easy. Then I read your brilliant answer in verse and decided to give it the top rating for fun. Well done! Very enjoyable!
Jan 25, 2004

very good riddle!
Feb 03, 2004

I quite like the way you answered the riddle. exellent one
Mar 12, 2004

I liked it a lot. I think I may add it to my favorites.
Nov 23, 2004

Very easy, but very clever. A keeper as a favorite.
Nov 23, 2004

Despite the simplicity, this riddle is well executed. Very eloquent!
Nov 23, 2004

"See me black and you may find misfortune haunts your days."
This line pretty much gives it away, if you even know your simplest superstition, but ya very nicely done indeed.
Nov 23, 2004

Hmm... as they said.. really easy, but only because of the black bit... the rest had me mystified.

Interesting way of answering ;) lol
Nov 23, 2004

Thanks Trowa! Your comment helped me get the answer. I was absolutely stumped! The teaser was really good.
Nov 23, 2004

The line referring to the black *was about to say the answer but held back* gave it away for me. Good one!
Nov 23, 2004

A few things gave it away.
But it was cute.
Nov 23, 2004

this was an easy one. especially to any cat lover.
Nov 23, 2004

Acctually this teaser was hard for me but i am not really good at disecting sentences but this was a good teaser and i love the way the answer is written thats cleave nice job
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Nov 23, 2004

It was easy! All it took me was 1 guess
Nov 24, 2004

Extremely easy I had it figured out by the first sentence. Awesome way to compose it though!
Nov 24, 2004

very cool!! i am just getting the hang of it though!
Nov 26, 2004

That's a pretty kool joke...
Apr 15, 2005

that was an awesome teaser!!! the black misfortune line gave it away tho i got it as soon as i read that
Apr 15, 2005

that was an awesome teaser!!! the black misfortune line gave it away tho i got it as soon as i read that
Jul 09, 2005

Hey, great teaser snaps!
and i got it right. wooo hooo!!!
Aug 04, 2005

I love cats! I have a black cat.
She is sweet and crosses my path often. She's not bad luck at all.
BUt it was a good riddle an dI really loved your answer.
Aug 04, 2005

Sorry about the typos
Sep 01, 2005

I am also a cat lover and i know my dippy (serendippity) is far from being bad luck. Well written teaser
Mar 26, 2006

loved it !!!!!
Nov 03, 2006

Two great riddles by snaps!
Jan 21, 2007

Both, well done and cleverly written.
Jan 21, 2007

Wow, brilliant!
Jan 21, 2007

I was thinking TRUTH...
Jan 21, 2007

Jan 21, 2007

Great Teaser. I didn't get it but I am not the best at figuring out riddles. I enjoyed it and loved the answer. Once I read the answer and went back to the riddle it made perfect sense. Great job!!
Jan 21, 2007

A very high quality teaser! With the sayings that have been around in this family, your answer was my first thought! The teaser brings back some memories and fun with solving different emotions and making a new saying to live life by. WTG! Keep them coming!
Jan 21, 2007

GREAT riddle. I only got the middle one. I too have a black cat who is a joy to me.
Jan 21, 2007

Wow, even the answer is in a rhyme format.. You should have had the screen name Dr. Suess
Jan 21, 2007

Cool Riddle I was ssooo lost
Jan 21, 2007

Great riddle, Great teaser.I was thinking "secret", but cat is just perrrrfect!!
Jan 21, 2007

Normaly, i hate riddle teasers, but this one is so good, i HAD to put it on my faves! AWSOME JOB
Jan 21, 2007

Yeah!! I got it right away. Very cute.
Jan 21, 2007

That was *very* cute. I loved it even though it was pretty easy.
Jan 21, 2007

That was awesome! So well thought! I love your play on words and putting it into a poem was brilliant!
Jan 21, 2007

That was awesome! I was thinking it was cat at the beginning but then the sack part stumped me. Great job! I loved it!
Jan 21, 2007

very creative verse that had me guessing if I left out the part about the black

VERY good job!

Definitely a keeper!
Jan 21, 2007

That was a great riddle, very well written! It was very easy, but very enjoyable to read. I love how the answer was also done as a poem. Great job!
Jan 21, 2007

Great teaser!! I guessed it right away!! I also have a black cat named "Midnight" and she gives you 2 paws up!! Good job!!
Jan 21, 2007

The answer was easy (because of the "black" and "misfortunes" part). But you certainly did a remarkable job of writing the riddle and the answer.
Jan 21, 2007

Great teaser! Cleverly written and answered.
Jan 21, 2007

Brilliant, good job.
Jan 21, 2007

Very Good! It was pretty easy, but very well written. Excellent!
Jan 21, 2007

As the owner of 4 cats, one that is black, I had this by the second line. It's a fun one to do. I like it when someone takes the time to be a little more creative!
Jan 21, 2007

As the proud companion of a black cat I found this teaser easy and right up my alley. Loved it, you did a great job with the clues and also the answer. Made me laugh.
Jan 21, 2007

Easy riddle but very cleverly written... even the answer was in verse. Loved it!
Jan 21, 2007

Very Good Riddle!!! I loved it!!!!

Excellent rhyming as well!!!

Great job!

((Even though I didn't get it))
Jan 21, 2007

this was pretty easy but not overly so. its nice to get a more simple teaser every once in a while. thanks i loved it!
Jan 21, 2007

i loved it! the black/misfortune haunts your days+the nosiness/ prying gave me the answer. i got it right on the first try. YAY! i also love my two obviously i liked this teaser. great job, please keep em coming.
Jan 21, 2007

I'm usually terrible at riddle teasers, but this one I got by the second line; then I enjoyed seeing how the answer fit the whole rest of the rhyme! VERY well put-together!!
Jan 21, 2007

Very nicely worded!
Jan 21, 2007

Very well written &too cute
Jan 21, 2007

Like others said it was easy to figure before finishing the riddle but your answer made it a lot of fun.
Jan 21, 2007

well done, i was completely off!
Jan 22, 2007

i guessed the answer by the 1st 2 lines, then didn't keep reading closely and second guessed it kinda fooled me... the answer was well written...good job
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Jan 23, 2007

This was really great. I own cats, and should have been able to solve, but it stumped me.
I liked the way you gave the answer.
Jan 23, 2007

As much as I like cats, I can't believe I missed this one. So nicely put. Great job.
Jan 23, 2007

heheh i always read the first 2 lines an i know it.......weird huh??? actually if i read the whole thing it starts ta give me doubtsssss
Jan 24, 2007

OMG this is the first riddle on this site that I have actually gotten right!! I loved it!
Jan 26, 2007


Fun to read, fun to solve!! Right on!
Jul 17, 2008

easy but fun! nice job!
Aug 26, 2009

kitty is another name for cat
Jan 21, 2010

lool I got cat but I don't know how..
I didn't follow any of the clues you gave, just read it and thought 'cat'..

nice riddle
Jan 21, 2010

This is still one of the best riddles I've ever read. Very nicely done.
Jan 21, 2010

so cute but easy
Jan 21, 2010

I only read the second line and I got it
Jan 22, 2010

Great teaser! I liked how it rhymed!
Jan 25, 2010

Very easy, but very fun, especially for this cat lover. In fact, this is first riddle I ever have added to my favorites list.
Mar 11, 2011

Mar 11, 2011

As cute as a kitten!
Mar 14, 2011

I do not agree with others about the difficulty. I thought it was very hard, but it was very fun. It exalts me to see such a good quality riddle along here with all the other not-so-good ones.
Mar 14, 2011

I do not agree with others about the difficulty. I thought it was very hard, but it was very fun. It exalts me to see such a good quality riddle along here with all the other not-so-good ones.
Nov 28, 2012

Extremely easy but nicely written, and the solution rhymes too which is an added bonus, well done
Jan 21, 2013

I only know about a black cat walking in front of you. The rest I did not know so I thought it was "gossip" Sorry! It was not easy for me because of the verse.
Jan 21, 2013

Easy, but well written.
Jan 21, 2013

Easy way to start the morning. I don't like cats,too sneaky.
Jan 21, 2013

Pretty easy. I own a black cat.
Jan 21, 2013

HAHAHA I loved it. I didn't get it, because my brain is not working properly this morning, apparently. It's still Monday, even with the day off. Good teaser.
Jan 21, 2013

I can't believe I couldn't figure this one out! - I started out by thinking black cloud, also secret being let out of the bag. - And here I sit with a cat on my lap! (a mostly black with some white) -VERY WELL DONE and a great explanation! I enjoyed this very much!!
Jan 24, 2013

Mmm, Mmm...Very nicely done. Can't believe I couldn't get this one. I thought it might be "trust".
Jan 21, 2016

Take a look at my you think I am amused?
Jan 21, 2016

Very nicely written, but so easy to solve as almost to be insulting.

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