A Riddle

Submitted by Benjamin on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 05:40

Where once was one there now are two
Yet never many, always few.
No limit should be placed on me,
Yet always use me sparingly.
All hurts I heal, all wounds I mend.
The loss of me your heart will rend.
All men love me, both fools and wise
for discords all I harmonize.
When swamped by sorrows, sickness, fear,
When down the face drops lonely tear,
'Tis I who bring a helping hand,
Companionship to help you stand.
Such love! Such love! My cry rebounds:
"I know no bounds! I know no bounds!"

Author's age when written

I felt that I ought to post something, and I had time for no more.


Very interesting! I like the rhymes in this. Thanks for sharing and taking the time to pozt .

Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?” – Winnie The Pooh

This is really well written and I feel like the answer is staring me in the face, but I am so bad at riddles! I've read it lots of times . . . could I at least have a hint? : D

....is it Jesus? But the beginning confuses me; maybe it's not Jesus.

"It is not the length of life, but the depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson

Maddi: Thanks for the feedback.
Hannah: Sure. It is abstract and has ten letters.
Megan: No. It's not Jesus.
J. Glen Pollard: Not joy either.

“D’ye know what Calvary was? What? What? What? It was damnation; and he took it lovingly.”
~John Duncan

A pen? Pencil? Writing utensil? haha! Sorry--that's a really off-the-beaten-path answer but that's the first thing that popped into my head.

And it's friendship. Friendship, a really really rare friendship. (Okay, then maybe not...) It has ten letters! How about companionship? That word is in the poem, but then I just realized it doesn't have ten letters. I'll stick with friendship because of the ''where there is one there is now two part". Now I'm really curious on what is the answer.

"It is not the length of life, but the depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson