Nancy Scott McBride


By Nancy Scott McBride

Once a week I go through this:

I wake up and ask myself what I’m doing here.

I question my purpose in life, now that the children

are grown and I have no grandchildren nearby.

I wonder why I’m still hanging around when so many

“significant others” have gone on.

I ask myself what my job is, now that the house and

garden are maintained by someone else

and my husband does much of the cooking.

Who am I when I can’t put pen to paper because

my muse is out of touch, or when I can’t

find anything in the library to read and

there‘s nothing I need or want to shop for?

Once a week I go through this, and every time,

right on cue, the answer comes to me. I’m here on

this Monday morning to simply be who I am,

and to know that the earth, with all its pain and

problems, is still as good as God said it was

when he made it.

Nancy Scott McBride studied poetry at NYU and worked as an editor on the New York Quarterly. She has been writing, publishing and giving readings of her work for many years.

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Pushcart nominee Jeanette Cheezum has been published on several online writing sites and in fifteen Anthology books and four poetry books. Three of these books have made the New York Times Best Sellers list. Awarded The Helium Networks Premium Writer’s Badge, Bronze Creative Writing Award and a Marketplace Writers award. Recently she has published fourteen ebooks at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. You may find a list of some of her work at
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1 Response to Nancy Scott McBride

  1. bobbietroy says:

    Food for thought. Good one, Nanc.

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