Saturday, October 29, 2016

Sound and Sense, 2-59

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. medal (noun): a piece of metal often in the form of a coin with designs and words in honor of a special event, a person, or an achievement;  (verb): to win a medal
2. meddle (verb): to become involved in the activities and concerns of other people when your involvement is not wanted; to change or handle something in a way that is unwanted or harmful

To meddle had not been his goal—
He had a far more gentle soul.
But he fell down the rabbit hole.

He found a cycle waiting there—
And had to pedal everywhere.
He liked it! Didn’t really care!

The place was awesome—so bizarre.
He’d rather bike (forget the car!).
Well, first he fell—and then a star.

His tales about the rabbit hole
Earned him a medal to console
Him for his accident. Nicole—

His wife—was glad that he was back.
His absence turned her mood dark black.
Would marriage well survive this crack?

And he spent his remaining years
Enjoying memories—and those cheers—
From family, friends, and many peers.

And best of all? (A tale to tell!)
One prize he cherished—very well:
Oh yes, with Dylan, a Nobel!


A question lingers in the air:
The rabbit hole? (The whole affair.)
How did he get back home from there?

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