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Hopefully this riddle isn't ridiculously easy... I've never written a riddle before, so don't judge me. Any feedback is welcome, though. :)

One Grain of Sand #deepthought

November 1, 2019


I am as insignificant and miniscule 
as one grain of sand
in the burning desert of infinity.

Yet I am as vital and critical
as the firm rock
beneath the sand.

I am only one of billions,
in the blinding darkness.

Yet I stand alone,
of my dominion.

I am only one drop
of that which was spilled
across the sky.

Yet I am the center
of my own small world,
and I draw many close to me.

I am unknown and obscure,
for those on the other side of infinity
do not know me.

Yet I am in control,
for the lives of my followers
are in my hands.

I rule the many lands
of cold hard rock
and of burning wilderness.

I watch over the lands
of swirling storms 
and of poisonous air.

Without me,
nothing in existence
could be known.

What am I?
Thanks for hosting the contest, @Harlow! This is for prompt #3. To me, this riddle is fairly obvious, especially because of the last few stanzas. That might just be because I made it up, though, so let me know if you can't figure it out. :)


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  • weirdo

    this is very nicely written. i am particularly fond of the tenth stanza. ngl i didn’t figure it out until i looked at the comments section but that might simply be because it’s the weekend and i only have access to my brain cells on weekdays (and even then they’re scarce)

    9 months ago
  • Starflower

    YES!!! You're totally right, @HelpMe512. And btw, you're like the first person who got it right (including my family). I'm glad that someone figured it out. :)

    9 months ago
  • HelpMe512

    *SPOILERS* (hopefully lol)
    is it the sun? Also, I really liked how descriptive you were and those word choices are excellent. I hope I'm right lol

    9 months ago
  • Charisse Marison

    Oof! I don't know. But I've always been bad at riddles!
    This was beautiful though! The words you used were so descriptive! Great job!
    Also, thank you for reviewing my Churning Waters thingie. If I ever get this book published (BIG BIG IF!) I'll send you a free copy XD

    9 months ago