Roth Poetry – Home Page


Welcome to my blog site.

I love writing poetry. It is such a therapeutic medium. I hope that the things you read and see on this site will stimulate your emotions and give rise within you to the point that you to will have to write what you are thinking and feeling. 

Let your poetry tell your story, not only for those who read it today, but for future generations who come after you. Poetry is the expression of who you are and what you see and experience in the world around you.

I wrote this poem a while back to impress upon you the importance of telling your story.

Tell your story

Let it roll from your mind like an avalanche

Mighty and intense

Driven by unstoppable forces

Knowing that if not you

No one

Will ever know the depth of joy and pain

It will be lost



Dwight L. Roth

92 thoughts on “Roth Poetry – Home Page

  1. That is very beautiful. And you are so right. Only we are able to share our stories as only we have lived them. They all have value, and they all have gems worth sharing. Poetry is a fantastic way to express these little jewels of experience. I love your poem above.

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  3. Excellent! Sharing our stories brings all walks of life together in unity! Your blog is lovely. Happy New Year, many Blessings to you and you family, and be well🎆😀

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  5. Yes, Sir, – I write everyday. Most of it in some ways a BoTS = based on a true story because who do we know best but ourselves. That was the advice of one of my English teachers decades ago. I’m still in SW, PA. Only semi-retired – still on call a bit for the grands. I also like flash fiction these days. And what I call the Mash-up of prompts. Keeps my mind busy and me, (well mostly) out of trouble. Cheers, Jules

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  6. You said above, “Let your poetry tell your story, not only for those who read it today, but for future generations who come after you.” I have recently started a family project entitled “Letters From Your Ancestors.” It includes poems, stories, anecdotes, photos, and what it’s like to live when and where I live. It will be something that gets passed down from one generation to another. As it gets passed down, each generation can make a contribution to future generations. It is so much fun to put together and I can’t wait to gift it to my daughter. Thank you for your beautiful poetry!

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  7. This is good. Thank you for finding my blog and taking the time to comment. Appreciate it. I am enjoying your poetry. I think we both were on the same wavelength, TELL YOUR STORY. The following is from an article I wrote in my first blog: “Tell your story while you still can, hold your family close and when you are gone they can embrace it over and over again in their hearts. I truly believe the saddest epitaph is the one that was never told.” Thanks for sharing your heart and showing interest in my blog.

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  9. Such an impressive body of work! I read several of your earlier poems; I will be back to read more.

    I see that you are from Pennsylvania. My father came from West Alexander, Pennsylvania between Wheeling and Pittsburg, my mother was raised on a farm near Erie, and my brother lives near Manheim.

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    • Thank you so much for checking out my site. We grew up about an hour apart. I lived in Masontown /(Uninontown) and was the son of a Mennonite Minister. Lived there until college , then in Harrisonburg, VA and now NC. I remembering listening to the WWVA Jamboree on Saturday nights, from Wheeling West Virginia.


  10. Hey, I am a newbie here… And recently I have followed your blog… I really like your poems and your blogs inspired me! I may need your guidance later… Thank you.

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  12. SMILE
    Smile is a beautiful feeling which carries heavy emotions
    beyond every smile there is pain
    beyond every smile there is tears too
    smile is a medicine,may be it’s not true
    smile is face mask which hides pains
    if a person laughing like a mad then he is having an unpredictable pain in his heart
    we get lots of smile in our face when our heart is bleeding with lots of emotions
    smile becomes artificial which hides the pain of natural tears
    smile projects that we are strong and mature
    tears projects that we are weak and emotional
    no one is smiling heartfully everyone broken from inside
    everyone is busy to cure their heart
    every heart has it’s own stories of breaking
    every drop of tears has it’s own situation to come out
    every smile has it’s own pain to hide from this world
    smile become so fake and every heart needs it’s own treatment to come back with heartful smile……………

    This is Sridevi from India.I’m a huge fan of u sir and i will be waiting feedback of my poetry


  13. Powerful & lovely poem! Such imagery & energy Dwight.
    By the way…it is lovely to meet you.
    I am 1/2 of THE Purrfect Pad known as BellaSita Mum.
    BellaDharma the Oriental Shorthair kitty girl is the other half.
    We follow Miss Eugenia & have read alot of your poetry but never commented.
    Belladharma fancies she is a Kitty Poet….she writes some pretty funny poems for Miss Eugi 🙂
    Sincerely, The Bella Sisters.

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