Monday, November 7, 2016

Sound and Sense, 2-68

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. mind (noun): the part of the person that thinks, reasons, feels, and remembers; (verb): to be bothered by something; to follow the orders or instructions of; to give protective care to
2. mined (past tense of mine): to dig a mine; to search for something valuable

Throughout his life he tried to find
Solutions to the hardest things.
He educated—taught—his mind
To profit from what knowledge brings.

And later on throughout his life
He mined his mind, oh, countless times.
He even found a loving wife,
Who loved his silly daily rhymes.

At times he had to mind their child,
Who grew up in a happy home.
And though his thoughts were sometimes wild—
He never felt the urge to roam.

He did not very often mind
The quiet life. He loved the stars.
He changed into the roaming kind
And built a craft and flew to Mars.

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