Colin Liepmann

(Well... Im not dead yet! =D)

What Is A Riddle?

What is a riddle without ending?
What is a riddle without recording?
What is a riddle without beginning?
What is a riddle without answer?

A riddle without ending,
Will never be finished,
And never fully understood,
So why is it so compelling?

A riddle without recording,
Will never be heard,
And never fully recognized,
So why is it so visible?

A riddle without beginning,
Will never be completed,
And never fully manifest,
So why is it so powerful?

A riddle without answer,
Will never be specified,
And never fully documented,
So why is it so special?

But how can you answer,
Four riddles to your first,
And four riddles to your own,
How can it exist?

An answer without answer,
Seems to be a clue,
But does this clue,
Have an answer without question?

This is the line,
A line without ending,
As long as there is knowledge,
But will it end with that?

The great celestial bodies,
May hold the key,
But seem to elude,
Our thirst to solve?

So now you must think,
Of what is with you always,
And what is so fragile,
That can be taken with a single strike?

What is the answer,
But does the answer,
Differ from its answer,
Do you see what cannot go unseen?

Do you understand the the meaning of answer without answer?
Do you know what you hold onto and never live to see it let go?
Do you contemplate how something so precious has lasted so long?
Do you see... Life?

Submitted: Saturday, April 26, 2008

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