Life is a strange riddle.

Short-lived moments,

Small experiences,

And a big world.

Take its hand into yours

And walk for a while;

Get engrossed in memories.

And experience time,

As soul wanders about
In this big world .
The title and first line have nothing to do with the rest of the poem as presented, Anita. No riddle of life is examined.
Thanks for reading MisterM. I would appreciate if you could tell me if there is a chance to improve this poem further.It was written long back.I want to show that Life is so difficult to understand just like a riddle.
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Poems are never finished, Anita, so you can work on this as long as you like. I have poems in my folder that have been confounding me for forty years.

With this piece, I suggest that you re-examine your purpose. If you wish to present life as a riddle, I think that you should start again from scratch. On the other hand, if you lose (as I mentioned) the title and first line, you have a very presentable image of life as an immediate experience, as a straightforward challenge that we all must face-- no riddle at all!
Thanks Mister M. That was very nice of you. Hope this poem is less of a riddle now. But like you said, the purpose is lost and I need to start from scratch to make life a riddle!

Short-lived moments,

Small experiences,

And a big world.

Take its hand into yours

And walk for a while;

Get engrossed in memories.

And experience time,

As soul wanders about
In this big world .
The way the original poem was formed immediatley gave me the idea of life being a riddle and then the following lines contradict that sentiment by showing another approach. Maybe it wasn't the intention but it worked !

Maybe you could call the poem "Relaxing in life's riddle" Emotion: big smile
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I'm all the more confused now Peter.Emotion: smile Do u mean to say that I should let the original poem remain as it is? Thanks for reading .
yup, It reached me on the first draft! Emotion: smile But I do agree the title could be reconsidered as "The riddle" does make us expect a riddle Emotion: wink
Thanks Peter. I appreciate your encouragement.I'm back at square one!Emotion: smile

Life is a strange riddle.

Short-lived moments,

Small experiences,

And a big world.

Take its hand into yours

And walk for a while;

Get engrossed in memories.

And experience time,

As soul wanders about
In this big world .
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