Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Sound and Sense, 2-48

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. made (verb): past tense of make—to cause to exist, to bring into being, etc.; (adj.): built, formed or shaped in a specified way
2. maid (noun): an unmarried girl or woman; a woman or girl employed to do domestic work

He had not made wise choices—no.
In legal ways (and moral ones)
He was, we said, a bit too slow—
In life he walks but rarely runs.

But then he met a merry maid
At once, his life completely changed.
A ring he found  (for which he paid!)—
And things were swiftly rearranged.

And soon they’d made a little child—
A bouncing, happy little boy,
Who, sure, became a little wild—
But still—the source of all their joy.

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