Who Is That Weird One? A Riddle!

When one leads none, it’s told,
the strength goes up ten-fold.
Beyond a point, however,
only a tenth one can muster.

Strange is one’s demeanor
in any effort with another.
To sum up, it’s just one less or more.
As a factor, one’s nothing but a bore.

And when one runs over two,
it’s only half as good for you.
When raised in power over anyone,
as ever one leaves things alone.

Not infinite, by any stretch, but
one is contained in none, you bet,
all in the crowd eye with envy,
for one ranks number one surely.

End

If you haven’t spotted it at last, the answer is in the comment!

Submitted as drabble entry on ‘half’ at Aheila’s http://thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/drabble-day-half/.

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7 Responses to Who Is That Weird One? A Riddle!

  1. tskraghu says:

    It’s number one as in ‘1’ – given away in the last line!
    Hope it is not too obscure.

    There is just a passing reference to ‘half’ – not too happy about it. The idea took its own course and there it is!

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  2. This sounds interesting, but it would take some deep thinking to understand it well. Needs to read couple of times and explore more meaning and insite.

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  3. S R Kannan says:

    Brilliant and how true. One can be so many things with different embellishments.

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  4. I solved it in the first refrain. Nice! I like it!!!

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  5. Sharmishtha says:

    tough one raghu.

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