Nancy Scott McBride


I was sprinkled as a Presbyterian baby,

then switched to Catholicism when RFK was shot.

Back in the day I played with pagans,

sat with Buddhists, chanted with Hari Krishna’s

and danced with dervishes.

Later on I prayed with Pentecostals,

messed around with Methodists,

and was baptized by a one-legged Baptist.

You get the idea: I was faithless.

For twenty years now, I’ve been a

musician in a tiny country church, and

here’s what I think of my checkered past.

All those twists and turns in the road that so

shamed and embarrassed me?

They were really, all of them, so help me God,

signposts showing the way to heaven.


About vision791

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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2 Responses to Nancy Scott McBride

  1. Judith says:

    always a gift in the wandering… lovely poem/

  2. Wonderful, Nancy and I agree. There are many paths leading to the divine.

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