Coach Roth

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I have decided to publish a good many of my poems...It is the heighth of arrogance and self-conceit I know, but you have only yourselves to blame for all the nice comments you have made on them over the years(comments I have saved one and all) ...the book is '70 Feet High and Falling Fast: The Suicide Journals and Other Love Stories' is availble at and ... more »

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  • Emancipation Planz (6/27/2008 3:20:00 PM)

    Coach Roth is all about Paradise: I still owe him one… I promise it won’t s.u.c.k. when it comes.. aroha PS.. I will probably have to deliver it privately though

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  • Jerry Hughes (5/2/2008 5:47:00 PM)

    Coach Roth has a talent to paint verbal pictures, all of them are well worth reading...

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Best Poem of Coach Roth

***paradise-12-Fat Man Dies

Maria worked weekends
in a geriatic ward
of another hospital...
her first long time patient
was a fat man who
weighed 500 pounds.

The nurses were taxed...
baths, changing sheets.
turning him over...
everything was magnified
by his size...

'My god Coach'
Maria said with that inflection
that indicated sympathy...
'he's humongous...
but such a nice guy,
kind of like Peter Sellers
trapped in a fat suit.'

Over the weeks,
they grew close...
talking at night...
passing the time...
she took him flowers,
he showed ...

Read the full of ***paradise-12-Fat Man Dies