Tantalizing Puzzle


Tantalizing Puzzle

my puzzle
i am left –
logical bereavement,
you call me(?)
peg solitaire!
i whirl,






mechanically i try,
to solve you(my enigma)
dwelling in the maze
[my brain]
you slide in and out
of my life
and i –
yes, me;
slap together jigsaws
in hopes to discover your riddles,
could you disentangle,
these mathematical musings?
unlock, our linked up numbers –
disclose what lives beyond,
rational thoughts
undress our metapuzzle
once and for all!
OPEN our cRyPtOgRaM


Here is my attempt at writing about PUZZLES! At dVerse the prompt is puzzles. I love puzzles, but mostly word puzzles. I actually like studying puzzles, but not doing many of them. Have you noticed that I have written the word “puzzles” a lot too? I love words with doubles! Double z’s are awesome, but I like double l’s too … (Two)

Thank you Brian Miller for this great prompt!

Be sure to check out all the other wonderful poets that have shared too! (double o’s) 😉

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Sharing the twistings, and musings that twirl in my mind. Hoping others can relate, or at least enjoy... To know more about me personally you can visit my website at Mind Retrofit.
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29 Responses to Tantalizing Puzzle

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  2. kelvin s.m. says:

    …we feel blessed when we can be the solution to someone else’s puzzle… but then it is more rewarding if can solve our own puzzle first before we can lend help to others… it’s ironic how we find other’s puzzle easy to resolve while we suffer alot fixing our own puzzles… smiles… that was quite a cool formatting you have just offered here… loved it.. smiles…

    • Indeed Kelvin, I am still pondering and manipulating all of the puzzles swirling around in myself. Sometimes it helps when I witness the resolution to another’s puzzle because it can give me answers to my own. Sometimes… many times it is far better to muse on my own puzzles. 🙂 Thank you!

  3. claudia says:

    nice…i like words with double zz too..or double rr like zorro..ha..smiles.. cool set up on the page…i like the up and down arrows and how you divide it into different sections…and don’t unlock all of these linked up numbers you know…it’s good to leave some space for secrets…smiles

    • Thank you Claudia! Oh, zorro! I do love “z” words in addition to double consonants words. I like keeping my secrets locked up in the numbers, shh! hee hee I had fun playing with the formatting with this I let my mind wander. 🙂

  4. brian miller says:

    smiles…very cool structure to this…i wonder if we will ever answer all the puzzles and if we really want to, because what would be left of the mystery of life you know…smiles…very creative response…i like it much…

    • Thank you Brian! I do not think I want to know the answers because the puzzles lead down some great imaginative paths. I enjoy the mystery even though my brain so desperately wishes for all of the answers. 🙂 So glad you liked it!

  5. Mary says:

    Sometimes puzzles, involving relationship with others, are difficult ones because there are two people working the puzzle, and they don’t always agree. And then again there are some riddles left to chance. A fascinating write here.

    • Thank you Mary! I find all relationships to be grand puzzles. I think I have finally grasped that I will never be able to figure them out. 🙂 However, I have found that these great puzzles and riddles that are left to chance cause me to change … I think it is a good thing. ?? 😉

  6. Miriam E. says:

    very cool style on this one – a quirky puzzle that leaves me feeling refreshed. very well crafted.

  7. Absolutely loved this. Loving the metaphors everyone’s using here. Your ending is awesome!

  8. cloudfactor5 says:

    Your picture and presentation is deserving of a WOW from me !! Impressive display of poetic tools you have offered for this prompt !! Thanks for sharing !!

    • Thank you so much cloudfactor5! Whoo hoo! I was excited that I was able to participate with this prompt. I knew I could have fun with puzzles and let my mind wander. When I saw the image I knew right away that it was the one that belonged with my words.

      • cloudfactor5 says:

        You know that’s what I usually do, write my poems first then search for an image to match my words,you know what they say about how great minds think alike !!

      • I love that moment when I find just the right image to go along with the words.

        There is a meeting of great minds going on around here! 🙂

  9. Rowan Taw says:

    Loved the original form.

  10. Kira says:

    Fantastic! the picture and the words were the perfect compliment to each other. You have such a gift!

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