Tears For Jesus

    Here is a poem I’ve worked on for several months. Normally they flow out of me, but this one took work. The genesis comes from a statement I heard a speaker at work say once. He stated ” I can still see my daddy crying tears to Jesus in the pew”. I immediately … Continue reading

Shade To Gray

If in the ground I lay Would roses you put on my grave The color of love melting into winter’s white Covered again by a new day’s light   If in the ground I lay Will the sun shine on your tears Glistening in the winter’s sun Will love cast shadow where your love doeth … Continue reading

Dusty Roads: Time Long Gone

Here is a new poem I finished today (started before my surgery). As with most of my poems it is layered and can be read in multiple ways Straight through Every other odd line “ Life is a Vapor Our children grow in the dust of days”, etc. 2 lines at a time standing alone, … Continue reading

Clarity Of Thought

“There is a bigger picture, just step back from the canvas.” ―Ilona Simone

A Fountain Overflowing

This poem is about battered children and has it’s origins in the murder of an autistic child recently in a neighboring county. Please remember Children suffer in silence all too often! Be vigilant and stay aware of those you see. If you see something say something   Angel with your tattered wings Bruised furrowed and … Continue reading


A poem for a friend in mourning


What is a word –   When emotions are overcome With one gentle trace And I find myself lost, In April’s gentle embrace. We belong to Him – I am yours, you are mine. This is Love, One word enduring Until it is enough And we are quenched   This is enough   ©ScottEtheridge April … Continue reading

Good Wood, Bad Wood, and the Master Touch

John 20: 7 (HCSB) “The wrapping that had been on His head was not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a separate place by itself” Jesus, God incarnate, was born as a carpenter’s son in the town of Bethlehem, laid in a manger, and destined to hang on a rough wooden cross … Continue reading

Daily Struggles

I have to be honest here… life is hard! I spend most of my time battling myself and my own destructive thoughts. Who can relate! I have a running monologue in my head where I build myself up and break myself down all at the same time. I read into others actions everything negative I … Continue reading

This Is

I touch your skin Your breast rise and fall  Your lips touch mine Tangled  Together we fall Again  And again Until we satiate this need Holding tightly  This moment While gone We again repeat  Lovers  Together  Boundless Until death we part We hold tight  Bold we lay in the night This  This is Love  I … Continue reading