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I Beam And Shine

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


Puzzle ID:#38415
Fun:*** (3.08)
Difficulty:** (1.8)
Submitted By:Stormcrafter*au****!




I beam, I shine, I sparkle white
I'll brighten the gloom with my light
I'll mystify and enchant all
I'll bring out the best in you all

Goofy, bucked, green or gold
Young and charming, wise and old
Sly, cunning, empty some times
Mirthful, uplifting, within the lines

A fleeting glimpse or prolonged show
I'm sometimes sad, sometimes mean
Sometimes I'll say more than you know
Or betray what you think you've seen

Now, if you know me, tell me so
You have me too, you know!


A smile.

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Sep 23, 2007

Nice job. I especially liked the second stanza - it made me smile!
Sep 23, 2007

Nice job, I got it really wrong.
Thought of everything under the sun, but not a smile. Wow!
Sep 27, 2007

i guessed it might have been a smile because it fitted everything other than green and gold didnt get that part
Sep 27, 2007

I got it wrong too; I thought it was the moon.
Sep 27, 2007

very neat... nice job!
look, this smiley face is beaming and shining too!
Oct 01, 2007

Good one, I got it easily, but still good.
Oct 24, 2007

I can't believe I got it from the word bucked. That led to teeth, and it was only a smile away from the answer. Loved it. Thanks, Stormy
Oct 24, 2007

at first i thought moon then teeth ( due to "bucked") which led to smile. nicely written!
Oct 24, 2007

Not Bad
Oct 24, 2007

That is a great riddle Crafter
Smilies with lots of pearly whites... most appropriate.
Oct 24, 2007

Favorited! I got facial expression still very nice though
Oct 24, 2007

I got it on the first two lines. Very cute!!
Oct 24, 2007

Nice poem, and very easy!
Oct 24, 2007

i liked this one alot. not too easy, not too hard, and all the clues made sense. well, except i didn't get the green or gold part... but good job!
Oct 24, 2007

fun and entertaining
Oct 24, 2007

I got it, but thought I was probably wrong, because the Gold and green bit didn't fit....then I thought gold caps & bits of spinach embarrasingly stuck in your teeth at photo time.
Oct 24, 2007

Though some clues didn't fit, I said the Holy Bible. It can be very mysterious at times. Thanks, I liked this one.
Oct 24, 2007

I only got to teeth, but never went past that to smile. Good one!
Oct 24, 2007

Very nicely done. Just tricky enough And an excellent poem. I got the answer but at first thought it was teeth. Read again & obvious it was SMILE
Here are 2 for you.

Put one on your face even when U
don't want to. Watch the results.
A smile is FREE & makes everyone
feel better!

Great Quiz.
Oct 24, 2007

I almost never get riddles, but I got this one!! As with others, bucked led to teeth led to smile! Thanks for one I could get!!
Oct 24, 2007

Good riddle! Well written - almost lyrical. I didn't get it.
Oct 24, 2007

Didn't guess it but good teaser!
Oct 24, 2007

I didn't get it but it was a good teaser
Oct 24, 2007

I thought it was an Idea! darn...
Oct 24, 2007

Oct 24, 2007

I was thinkinkinkinkinkinkinking
eyes then i say bucked,and i was lioke its teeth!!!!i got wrong though.

Oct 24, 2007

Oct 24, 2007

I love it!! Hard though...
Oct 24, 2007

haha. the riddle did make me smile
Oct 24, 2007

I got it right. One for me. That was a very good teaser. Thanks for posting it.

Oct 24, 2007

Whar a beautiful teaser. I thought it was your mood, boy was I off. Smile is a perfect answer. Thanks for posting.
Oct 24, 2007

Very nice- I got it from the first part ,but was thrown by green and gold . Yeah, if you think it makes sense.
Oct 25, 2007

VERY nice!
Oct 26, 2007

Green???? I thought "eyes" was as good a solution as "a smile".
Oct 27, 2007

Great job, and smile.
Oct 27, 2007

i actually thought it was teeth not a smile
Nov 07, 2007

Like dudebomb and mband, I was thinking "eyes". But the answer does make me smile!
Oct 24, 2010

I thought a star... but the second paragraph made me think of ADJECTIVES. Good job!
Oct 24, 2010

i thought of a star but i LOVE the poem.
Oct 24, 2010

I liked it! But i thought it was teeth...
Oct 25, 2010

First thought? A Jack-o Lantern
Oct 25, 2010

soon as i read the first line i thought smile but as i read on i grew less confident that that was the answer. good one!
Sep 04, 2011

I thought it was a movie screen...LOL
Oct 24, 2013

So many things don't fit in this one! How can a smile be mean or sad? A smile is happy and pleasant. Did not like it at all.
Oct 24, 2013

This is a great riddle! I love how the first stanza makes it sound like it's very obviously going to be the moon.

@babe: Of course a smile can be sad or mean.
Oct 24, 2013

I have proof this week that when you smile at someone it really makes two people happy!!
Oct 24, 2013

I guessed either /or star/ meteors. Never even thought of a smile (green teeth?)
Oct 24, 2013

I very much enjoyed this one. Bucked led me to the answer, but like many, I got a little confused by "green". I saw that someone else had suggested spinach stuck in one's teeth, but I can't say that I've seen that very often, if ever.
Oct 24, 2013

I understand the mean and sad part, not every smile is happy, they can be happy, sad, mean or evil you can say a lot without saying a word based on how you smile.

I didn't understand the green or gold parts but those have had plausible explanations attached to them by various commenters.
Oct 24, 2013

How did I actually get that?!
Oct 24, 2016

You can say all you want, but you will never convince me a smile can be mean or sad. My dictionary says a smile indicates amusement or pleasure. Those others are frowns, scowls, or grimaces. smile frown sad
Oct 24, 2016

Lovely riddle. I thought it was "teeth" but "smile" is so nice! Thanks for posting!

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