Cliff Etheredge was born in Roscoe, Texas on September 21, 1942, to Pete and Hilda Etheredge. He had one brother, Jay. Cliff graduated from Roscoe High School and Texas Tech University. He then began farming with his dad in the Wastella community northwest of Roscoe. He was a member of the Texas National Guard for six years. In 1972, Cliff was severely injured in a farming accident resulting in the amputation of his right arm.
Here are the surprising insightful poems, observations and thoughts of Cliff Etheredge, a one-armed Stetson hat-wearing former cotton farmer from West Texas. His thoughts about life, struggle, unfairness, honesty, conviction, morality and love flow from his left hand onto the paper with seeming ease.
Clifford Etheredge was a farmer in West Texas for many years. Even after a farming accident took his right arm, he continued to farm. During this time he began to write poetry as a way to relax. Cliff likes to read and write and starting writing down his thoughts and poems. He feels they are profound and wanted them in print so that other people could enjoy them.