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Robs His Sleep

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

 

Puzzle ID:#38263
Fun:*** (3.02)
Difficulty:** (1.84)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:grilledcheese*

 

 

 



It prods a man's hand, and it robs him of sleep,
It makes him climb mountains and travel the deep,
It makes him go wander down deep in a cave,
and do almost anything stupid or brave,
The longer denied the greater it grows,
It makes a man learn 'till he thinks that he knows.


Answer

Curiosity
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Comments

nightowl19*us*
Sep 13, 2007

Clever!
cuteandditzyAus*
Sep 13, 2007

Curiosity killed the cat.
chickwithbrains**
Sep 14, 2007

heh -- I was thinking either "ego" or "testosterone" lol
annagirl94
Sep 15, 2007

i thught it was courage, but cool teaser, i liked it.
luckylefty*is*
Sep 15, 2007

I got it right but how does it prod him in the hand?
CatatKHOP*
Sep 15, 2007

great teaser Cam!
Lady_LaniApr*
Sep 18, 2007

very clever!
brian2191
Sep 22, 2007

nice!
zigthepigAen*
Sep 25, 2007

.
christaffer
Oct 14, 2007

Yeah, whats with the 'hand' line?
rameherhard*
Oct 14, 2007

very nice poem
phyllisa*us*
Oct 14, 2007

Good one, I was thinking "dreams". Prods a man's hand, makes him want to do something active...
bradon182001*us*
Oct 14, 2007

Ambition was my guess. Good teaser, thought provoking, very nice poem.
Candygirl415Aus*
Oct 14, 2007

I loved it Cam! Your teasers rock!
2ndhandroseca*
Oct 14, 2007

I thought of inquisitiveness. Is that a word. Curiosity elude me
Can't have caffeine today,Darn Doc. Then I touched on Macho as well like testosterone and then
saw the 4 its and wondered Search 4 it. Really Close but no ...

GOOD ONE, Nice Writing too.
2ndhandroseca*
Oct 14, 2007

As you can see it was very
thought provoking BRADON.
I Agree
AuthenticallyMe*
Oct 14, 2007

This was cool. First few lines, I thought of greed leading to stealth and robbery of riches...As soon as I got mid-way through reading the poem, I realized it had to be curiosity.
Good teaser. Keep it up.
4princessesus*
Oct 14, 2007

I thought it was dreams. Good teaser!
mondayschild59Aus*
Oct 14, 2007

Great teaser. I got it wrong, I thought it was ego. You know most mean have a huge ego. Curiosity is good too. Thanks for posting.

Monday~
suganue*us*
Oct 14, 2007

Great teaser. I loved it. Got it wrong, but loved it.
Candygirl784
Oct 14, 2007

yeah but wile curiosity killed the cat, it was satisfaction that braught it back
UptheHillA*
Oct 14, 2007

Yeah, eats his sleep too!
j-meA*
Oct 15, 2007

I was thinking "desire".

Thanks phyllisa for explaing the "prods a man's hand".
moriarty94Aae*
Oct 15, 2007

Good one. Thought the answer was love.
oddrey*us*
Oct 15, 2007

'Twas easy, but very well written and enjoyable.
s_o_sAen*
Jan 02, 2008

Yay, I never normally get these but I got this one!
ElainaNVAus
Apr 29, 2008

The riddle itself gave it away as being some sort of subconscious state. It was very well written though. I liked it
PaladinAus*
Mar 16, 2009

Bravo!
monkbear
Feb 21, 2010

I was thinking his wife LOL JOKING
Shriya*us*
Oct 14, 2010

The last line was a dead giveaway!
auntiesisAus*
Oct 14, 2010

Really great teaser, even though I didn't get it.
sunnybonghits*
Oct 14, 2010

Got the riddle, but have never heard the phrase "prod's a mans hand" before. I even did a google search and found nothing...
gaylewolfAus*
Oct 14, 2013

I thought it was dreams - good teaser
Maggiethe8th*us*
Oct 14, 2013

I also thought it was 'desire'
cutebugAus*
Oct 14, 2013

I also was thinking desires.
CheriePenguinAus*
Oct 14, 2013

Fun one! I didn't get it though. I was thinking love - and a wedding ring as prodding his hand.
eighsseAus*
Oct 14, 2013

Easy But excellent as well.
Babe*
Oct 14, 2016

Didn't take long for me to get that one. That felt good for a change. I got it on the very last line, so did not have to ponder on it at all. Nice one!

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