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

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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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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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‘My True Love’ – a poem read by Lis Goodwin

A fun and whimsical poem for all ages. I hope you enjoy it!

Remember that lessons can be booked to begin at any time, anywhere! 🙂 Visit my website, link below, for more details and to contact me.

Thanks for watching!

Lis Goodwin – your voice coach

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