Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sound and Sense, 2-46

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. loaner (noun): something that is loaned to someone as a replacement for something that is being repaired (like a car)
2. loner (noun): a person who is often alone or who likes to be alone

They said I was a loner—well,
I guess I like to be alone.
But who can ever really tell?
So much in life is still unknown.

One day, I drove a loaner, for
My car was in the auto shop.
And, feeling just a little bored,
I made an unexpected stop.

I went into the library—
And working there? The best of life!
I asked her out—oh, just to see.
And we are now, well, man and wife.

Which shows how this can lead to that—
How we can’t know the game we’re in—
No, not until we come to bat—
And then we cry, “I wanna win!”

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