First or Last?Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.
My first's last starts with S, and ends with Y,
And oddly, my last's first does too.
At the end of its last, it is sure to die,
For my last first's to rise anew.
The five between the first and last,
Are not around when I awaken.
If you think there is anything between last and first,
Alas, you are sadly mistaken.
My first's last, last is at my last's first last!
And last of the five between,
By the time you are through the last first,
The first last will have been!
So, now, tell the answer to this rhyme;
Come on, come on, it is about time!
If you think hard, it won't be long -
'Til I won't have to speak in song.
The first last is Saturday - it means it is the first day of the weekend but the last day of the week. Sunday is the last day of the weekend, and the first day of the week. At the end of its last, refers to the end of the week - which is followed by the last's first - a.k.a Sunday.
The five between the first and last refer to the five days between the first day of the week and the last day of the week - and they are not around when the weekend awakens. By the time Sunday is finished, Saturday will have been.
Once you understand what first last is and what last first is, this riddle gets a lot easier.
The next stanza is a little more confusing.
My first's last (Saturday) last (day) is at my last's first last (Sun*day*) - and all of the five days between. Of course - there is nothing between Saturday and Sunday.
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