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Dark Misfortune

Submitted By:snaps
Fun:**** (3.13)
Difficulty:** (1.25)

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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Comments on this teaser

Posted by joanie01/23/04
This is a brilliant riddle! One of the best I've seen.

Posted by jimbo01/24/04
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! :D

Posted by smithy01/25/04
very good riddle! :D

Posted by od-102/03/04
I quite like the way you answered the riddle. exellent one

Posted by Jmbannana03/12/04
I liked it a lot. I think I may add it to my favorites.

Posted by nobish11/23/04
Very easy, but very clever. A keeper as a favorite.

Posted by Chelsie11/23/04
Despite the simplicity, this riddle is well executed. Very eloquent! :D

Posted by I_am_the_Omega11/23/04
Hmm... as they said.. really easy, but only because of the black bit... the rest had me mystified. Interesting way of answering ;) lol

Posted by Nicky10111/23/04
Thanks Trowa! Your comment helped me get the answer. I was absolutely stumped! :D The teaser was really good.

Posted by horse_luver11/23/04
The line referring to the black *was about to say the answer but held back* gave it away for me. Good one! :D

Posted by Mrazmerized11/23/04
Cute. A few things gave it away. But it was cute. :wink:

Posted by smarty_pants11/23/04
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 :D :D :lol: :oops:

Posted by deadeye82304/15/05
that was an awesome teaser!!! :lol: :lol: the black misfortune line gave it away tho i got it as soon as i read that :D

Posted by deadeye82304/15/05
that was an awesome teaser!!! :lol: :lol: the black misfortune line gave it away tho i got it as soon as i read that :D

Posted by BrownEyes07/09/05
Hey, great teaser snaps! and i got it right. wooo hooo!!! :D :P 8) :lol:

Posted by loveshellylove08/04/05
8) I love cats! I have a black cat. She is sweet and crosses my path often. She's not bad luck at all. :roll: BUt it was a good riddle an dI really loved your answer. :wink:

Posted by loveshellylove08/04/05
:oops: Sorry about the typos :oops:

Posted by puppygirl121309/01/05
I am also a cat lover and i know my dippy (serendippity) is far from being bad luck. Well written teaser :)

Posted by Vigo9503/26/06
loved it !!!!! :D

Posted by CountdownCrispy11/03/06
Two great riddles by snaps! :D

Posted by OldChinaHand01/21/07
Both, well done and cleverly written. 8)

Posted by Rach_01/21/07
Wow, brilliant!

Posted by coachpisco01/21/07
I was thinking TRUTH... :(

Posted by lmurray01/21/07

Posted by anion01/21/07
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!! :wink:

Posted by Pizzazz2u01/21/07
A very high quality teaser! With the sayings that have been around in this family, your answer was my first thought! :P :wink: The teaser brings back some memories and fun with solving different emotions and making a new saying to live life by. :wink: 8) WTG! :P Keep them coming!

Posted by phyllisa01/21/07
GREAT riddle. I only got the middle one. I too have a black cat who is a joy to me.

Posted by Lilith_Vamteary01/21/07
Wow, even the answer is in a rhyme format.. You should have had the screen name Dr. Suess

Posted by theadamsaiga01/21/07
Cool Riddle I was ssooo lost :)

Posted by bradon18200101/21/07
Great riddle, Great teaser.I was thinking "secret", but cat is just perrrrfect!! :o

Posted by senther701/21/07
Normaly, i hate riddle teasers, but this one is so good, i HAD to put it on my faves! AWSOME JOB :lol:

Posted by katjojo01/21/07
Yeah!! I got it right away. Very cute. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted by ViaTunisi01/21/07
That was *very* cute. I loved it even though it was pretty easy. :D

Posted by notsosmart11101/21/07
That was awesome! So well thought! I love your play on words and putting it into a poem was brilliant! :D

Posted by bigsis02401/21/07
That was awesome! I was thinking it was cat at the beginning but then the sack part stumped me. Great job! I loved it! :D

Posted by gallopingboo01/21/07
very creative verse that had me guessing if I left out the part about the black VERY good job! Definitely a keeper! :)

Posted by teddybair01/21/07
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! :D

Posted by campfirecutie01/21/07
Great teaser!! I guessed it right away!! I also have a black cat named "Midnight" and she gives you 2 paws up!! Good job!! :P

Posted by jcann01/21/07
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. :)

Posted by jabdr01/21/07
Great teaser! Cleverly written and answered. 8) :)

Posted by Therulerofthem01/21/07
Brilliant, good job.

Posted by cloughme01/21/07
Very Good! It was pretty easy, but very well written. Excellent! :wink:

Posted by breathesunshine01/21/07
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!

Posted by auntiesis01/21/07
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. :lol: :) :D :P :) :lol:

Posted by PeculiarDragon01/21/07
Easy riddle but very cleverly written... even the answer was in verse. Loved it! :D

Posted by mmmcla0101/21/07
Very Good Riddle!!! I loved it!!!! :D :D Excellent rhyming as well!!! :D Great job! :D :D :D ((Even though I didn't get it)) :lol:

Posted by OhEmGee01/21/07
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! :D

Posted by cincigirl4ever01/21/07
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. :D

Posted by wordmama01/21/07
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!! :D :D

Posted by wandering_goat01/21/07
Very nicely worded!

Posted by Trishgal01/21/07
Very well written &too cute :wink: :wink: :wink: :lol:

Posted by hoyty01/21/07
Like others said it was easy to figure before finishing the riddle but your answer made it a lot of fun.

Posted by brain_dead01/21/07
well done, i was completely off! :lol:

Posted by i_luv_2_read01/22/07
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

Posted by vlerma01/23/07
As much as I like cats, I can't believe I missed this one. So nicely put. Great job. :D

Posted by morgoth102801/23/07
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 :oops:

Posted by Funky_Munky01/24/07
OMG this is the first riddle on this site that I have actually gotten right!! I loved it! :P

Posted by Qrystal01/26/07
Niiiiiiice!! :D Fun to read, fun to solve!! Right on! :D

Posted by brainyboy61507/17/08
easy but fun! nice job! :D

Posted by kittygirl1908/26/09
kitty is another name for cat :D :) :P

Posted by Dishhead501/21/10
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 :D

Posted by scallio01/21/10
This is still one of the best riddles I've ever read. Very nicely done. :D

Posted by trewq01/21/10
so cute :D but easy

Posted by gargph01/21/10
I only read the second line and I got it :doubt:

Posted by tova_l01/22/10
Great teaser! I liked how it rhymed!

Posted by Bastet01/25/10
Very easy, but very fun, especially for this cat lover. In fact, this is first riddle I ever have added to my favorites list. :D

Posted by kittygirl1903/11/11

Posted by kittygirl1903/11/11
As cute as a kitten! :lol:

Posted by Illusionist03/14/11
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. :P :P :P :P :P

Posted by Illusionist03/14/11
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. :P :P :P :P :P

Posted by roylaza11/28/12
Extremely easy but nicely written, and the solution rhymes too which is an added bonus, well done

Posted by Babe01/21/13
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. :roll:

Posted by jaycr01/21/13
Easy, but well written.

Posted by cutebug01/21/13
Easy way to start the morning. :D :D I don't like cats,too sneaky.

Posted by HABS293301/21/13
Pretty easy. I own a black cat.

Posted by kitty-cat01/21/13
HAHAHA I loved it. :) I didn't get it, because my brain is not working properly this morning, apparently. :wink: It's still Monday, even with the day off. Good teaser.

Posted by thecatladycac01/21/13
I can't believe I couldn't figure this one out! :oops: - 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) :roll: -VERY WELL DONE and a great explanation! I enjoyed this very much!! :D :lol: :D

Posted by GertieMarie01/24/13
Mmm, Mmm...Very nicely done. Can't believe I couldn't get this one. I thought it might be "trust". :oops: :D

Posted by catmom01/21/16
Take a look at my you think I am amused?

Posted by lukasiwicz01/21/16
Very nicely written, but so easy to solve as almost to be insulting.


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