Roth Poetry

Dwight painting with Little Chippie

When the cheers die down
The last race is won
My life’s work complete
What now
Time for reincarnation
A change of direction
A new challenge
A little slower pace
A bigger smile on my face
No need to assume it’s over
The Rocking Chair can wait
There is new life in reincarnation
Not as great
Not as loud
Rewarding just the same
My work does not define me
I am defined by reincarnation


Photo: Dwight L. Roth

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Daily Quote

Jo Hawk


I find holiday shopping and gift-giving overrated. But it does not dampen my love of the season. Driving in the neighborhood, looking at the lights is a favorite pastime. Two or three streets away, every home on the block is festooned with lights. I detour to drive by every chance I get.

I also enjoy walking the Christkindlmarket in Daley Plaza, (downtown Chicago). We often take a weekend and stay downtown for the weekend. I might make a purchase or two, but it is not the focus.  It is about enjoying the sights, sounds, and people.

What non-holiday, holiday traditions do you observe?


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

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davidbrucehaiku: things I will never do

Every woman…

Come and read this beautiful love poem – WHAT EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW

Savvy Raj

In 1997, Pamela Redmond Satran wrote a list for Glamour Magazine. Having already passed her thirtieth birthday,her goal was to tell younger women about “the things I really wished I’d had and known by that important milestone.” It not only resonated, it became a phenomenon. To this day,the now bestselling author’s list continues to make its way across the web, via sites, inboxes, and social feeds, experiencing recurring surges of viral popularity. Yet, up until very recently, in typical not-giving-credit-where-credit-is-due internet form, it was most often shared with either no attribution to Pamela or tagged as someone else’s work, including “Maya Angelou’s Best Poem Ever.”

Here are 15 interesting points from that list …

enough money within her control to move out
and rent a place of her own, even if she never wants to or needs to…

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I wish you knew ~

Come and read this beautiful love poem – I WISH YOU KNEW


was a morning stilled
by dew to frost
steam rolled off a winter lawn
was there before
the sun woke up
I lay beneath the stars
at dawn

I listened hard
would comfort come
eyes closed tight,
my arms spread wide…
would I be blessed
to hold you still —
I spoke your name
and wept inside

I wish you knew
of thoughts unshared —
of love unspoke
my sore regret
for moments passed
alone and far,
I wonder —

will you find me

a startled bird
a swirling leaf
a gentle sigh — as breath to skin

I sense you here
as warmth — the sun
is woke from sleep
to burn again

Author’s Note: For Brenda who watches every beetle
for signs of Ray, and for Ray who watches
Brenda. Until then…….it is so.

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