Fun With Homophones #4: Do you Hear "Here" or "Hear" When You Go There?

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Fourth in the series of pun-filled poetry on the topic of homophones, I hope you can understand (and enjoy) a little thing I like to call "Fun With Words."
I've "translated" this "lesson" line by line instead of via stanzas as I have done in the past. I hope the change makes for easier reading.

In Case You Missed Them...

Since this is the fourth in the Fun With Homophones Series, you may be new and feeling left out. Fear not. Here's a look at what you may have missed:

Fun With Homophones #1
Fun With Homophones #2: Homophones on the High Cs.
Fun With Homophones #3: No Cure for Homophonia

All caught up? Great! Now onward to Fun With Homophones #4: Do you Hear "Here" or "Hear" When You Go There?

Here! Here! (Hear! Hear!)

Here here wear eye am telling ewe / Hear, hear, where I am telling you
Their, they're too cast your I's / There, there to cast your eyes
Eye half a story to M part two ewe / I have a story to impart to you
And yore a tent shun eye advise / And your attention I advise.

Make weigh four prognostication / Make way for prognostication
Make whey fore desired's peach/ Make way for desired speech
Eye half sew mini words too tell ewe / I have so many words to tell you
Ewe must list ten too all eye teach. / You must listen to all I teach.

Once Upon a Thyme (Once Upon a Time)

Once eye disk covered a home oh phone / Once I discovered a homophone
Up, up on some marry whey / Up upon some merry way
Clearly eye herd it tell a phone / Clearly I heard it telephone
"Des ten E was uh foot," it did say./ "Destiny was afoot," it did say.

Eye Herd Hissy Ville Plan ( I Heard His Evil Plan)

I list ten-ned two my friendly home oh phone / I listened to my friendly homophone
Butt from beginning too end was con fused. / But from beginning to end was confused.
Thought it OK two key pinned and key prone / Thought it OK to keep penned and keep -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------prone
Words four witch eye had know ewes. / Words for which I had no use.

And this my deer homo phone fore bad me / And this my dear homophone forbad me.
Know long her was eye "apple" of hiss aye / No longer was I "apple" of his eye.
Eye think hee plot Ted two tray demi four "pea sea" / I think he plotted to trade me for -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"PC"
Butt knot bee four eye stole hiss I scream and pi! / But not before I stole his ice cream -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------and pie!

Just Deserts (Just Desserts)

As eye eight hiss pi, I got thinking, / As I ate his pie, I got thinking
Reel lee, they're is know excuse / Really, there is no excuse
Fore mix zing and matt ching pour home oh phones / For mixing and matching poor -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------homophones.
And May kingdom sew fur ab use! / And making them suffer abuse!

Sew win Hiedi liver this mess age / So when I deliver this message
Win this fate full store E is dun / When this fateful story is done
Eye hope too here "here, here" from sum stage / I hope to hear "hear, hear" from some -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------stage
Bee fore a knew tall tails bee gun. /Before a new tall tale's begun.

Gratitude

I am grateful for some of the inspiration that has guided this installment of Fun With Homophones. CNWRITER and MARILYNDAVISATTIERS both got me thinking about circles, beginnings, and endings. JM Raymond's Homonymphomaniacism gave me a few new ideas about homophones when I did not have the write (I mean the RIGHT) words. Happyridge Creations Get It Write, Write it Right by CONNIE McKINNEY, Fund Width Inkleash by Shasel, and recent contributions from Tom From Maine all influenced this poem's existence and presence here. And for these people and their works I am grateful.

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Confusion, Grammar, Homophones, Homophonia, Humor, Misspelling, Puns, Spelling, Words, Writing

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author avatar Retired
5th Feb 2014 (#)

Cleverly done and very funny, Phyl.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
5th Feb 2014 (#)

Hi Phyl. I agree with Mike Thorne. Very clever and fun indeed.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
5th Feb 2014 (#)

Creative, well researched. The first part reads as spoken when drunk, and the second when sober! Thanks Phyl - siva

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
5th Feb 2014 (#)

Ha ha! One problem with these is that sometimes pairs of homophones start to make their own story in a completely different context. And if not careful, I forget which one I'm writing in! So glad you enjoyed!!

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
5th Feb 2014 (#)

very clever indeed my clever friend!! how I hear you here or there ..their words ring true as do you...
the little white ewe in the fields doth play.....

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
5th Feb 2014 (#)

Love it, I due! ;)

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
5th Feb 2014 (#)

I loved them as I did the previous ones.

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
5th Feb 2014 (#)

Thanks!

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
5th Feb 2014 (#)

Nice post Phyl andn great writing , enjoyed every word in it!

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
5th Feb 2014 (#)

Thanks, Fern! I'm so glad!

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author avatar Grant Peterson
5th Feb 2014 (#)

Ooh! You are reminding me of the Grammar School days.

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
6th Feb 2014 (#)

Well, I am a Grammar Enthusiast, for sure. But I also know lots of words, and have pun funning around with the penning of them. If Grammar School was not a positive experience for you, then just read the first half (or send it to your instructor) and call it payback... ;)

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author avatar Grant Peterson
9th Feb 2014 (#)

No English lessons were quite an experience and I am glad that I went to the school that I did - a little strict, but we did learn a lot.

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author avatar MarilynDavisatTIERS
6th Feb 2014 (#)

Good morning, Phyl; this was just as clever and as much fun as the first three.
Hear, Hear, twice fold...
Also helpful on a serious note, Thanks for the mention as well. ~Marilyn

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author avatar joyalariwo
7th Feb 2014 (#)

Definitely lots of fun with words... great job Phyl!

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
7th Feb 2014 (#)

Thanks Marilyn and joyalariwo!

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author avatar Connie McKinney
8th Feb 2014 (#)

Ewe r a grate righter, Phyl. Seriously, fun article. Loved every word. Thanks for the mention. Sharing now.

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
8th Feb 2014 (#)

Oh, Connie! Ha Ha!

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author avatar Kingwell
10th Feb 2014 (#)

Thank you- this was a lot of fun.

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
11th Feb 2014 (#)

I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Kingwell. They are fun to write.

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author avatar Retired
16th Feb 2014 (#)

Tank ewe, Feel. Eye fill
vary awenerd dad ewe
mansion my poem. Eye
and joyed do wing disc
vary march two. :)

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
17th Feb 2014 (#)

Grate righting, Shasel! :)

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