In memoriam: “Dadism” II

Another of my father’s sayings, which I have appropriated. I don’t know where he got it from, but it’s such a great phrase!

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Finding a background of a climbing wall just seemed perfect for this.

I hope you enjoy this one.

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In memoriam

My Dad would have been 94 today. He passed away ten years ago this year, and I thought I would share, just for fun, some of his catchphrases, which I call “Dadisms”. I’ll be sharing one every few days until the 26th, which is the tenth anniversary of his passing. I hope these amuse you and put a smile on your face!

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I hope this needs no explanation! (Read it backwards)

What catchphrases do you have from your parents? Share them in the comments, I’d love to hear them.

Have a great weekend!

Lis

Salvation – a poem by Lis Goodwin

I’ve said, time and time again,

that the knives you’ve sharpened

will one day stop hurting me,

and I shall live.

 

I am healing, and as my life now grows,

those knives of yours are less fearful

to me.

 

I no longer flinch when you use them:

your sharpened, wounding words.

I no longer blink.

 

Am I hardened? Am I well?

Have I developed a shell?

Or is this true strength?

 

Only God knows the work He has wrought in me.

Only God knows why He chose to save me from you.

Only God knows His plan

for me.

 

Lis Goodwin ©2016

Getaway – a poem by Lis Goodwin

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I came here to get away from you.

For a break from our stress:

us.

 

I came to admire this place,  and found

that I had walked into your

cold, cold heart;

 

that I had booked myself a place – a room –

inside your feelings for me:

inside you.

 

I shivered, and spun on my heel.

I knew I had to leave:

both this place, and you.

 

Lis Goodwin ©2016

 

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Thanks for reading!

Melt – a poem by Lis Goodwin

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I knew when I met you, you’d hurt me.

I saw the bitter disappointments of your past

And thought I could out-weigh them.

 

The see-saw tottered for all those years – yet I felt I’d won;

Then you walked away – tired, you said – exhausted by my kindness and my care,

when you were used to abuse.

 

My weight – my love – was too soft for you.

Lis Goodwin ©2016

Thank you / mulţumesc to Alex Blajan for the inspirational photograph. You can find Alex at www.unsplash.com/alexb

‘The Tree and the Pool’ – a poem by Brian Patten, read by Lis Goodwin

Well, I think I’m catching up with the major hiatus of the last couple of weeks (is it a month? Tsk!). I hope you enjoy this video, there are more to come, hopefully next week! Please share these – it really helps my business for people to hear how good English can, and should, sound.

Best wishes

Lis Goodwin – your voice coach

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