Monday, September 5, 2016

Sound and Sense, 2-5

Time for more instances of the homophone: a word pronounced the same as another but differing in meaning, whether spelled the same way or not, as heir and air.

1. heal (verb): to become healthy or well again
2. he’ll (contraction for he will)
3. heel (noun): the back of the human foot; the end of a loaf of bread; a contemptible person; + numerous others

He’ll soon grow up,” we all have said
About that heel we know,
That kid who’s got a damaged heart
That just won't heal or grow.

He kicked a toddler in the heel;
He tripped a pregnant mom;
He gave the North Koreans our
Most recent secret bomb.

He eats the bread--and leaves the heels
For others to “enjoy”;
He is a jerk, I’m sad to say,
That little neighbor boy.

But one day we all hope he’ll change.
He’ll see the awful toll
That others pay for thoughtlessness 
Oh, such a slimy soul!

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