Stewart Acuff

May 20

The Voice of Dissent

by Johanna Slivinske Dissent, disagree, stand up, hold tight and argue in your quietest, sweetest voice To make your point, to make “it” right, to right a wrong, to make a difference Stand as tall as you can at your 5 foot

May 20

The Academic Poor

by Stewart Acuff We do the same work, teach the same Students and classes the others do But we live in poverty, playin’ the game We make a pittance, our boss wants us to Do all that the others

May 11

The richest Member of Congress said America’s poor are the envy of the world

I read that America’s richest Member of Congress Said America’s poor are the envy of the world Issa is his name and he’s made an awful mess Of his work. Our poor can’t miss a step in

May 8

What is a Fair Wage?

 Written by Johanna Slivinske What is a fair wage? A fair wage is a baby’s diaper. A fair wage is gas money to church on Sunday. A fair wage is buying a bag of apples. A fair wage

May 6
Bernie Sanders is gonna run for President

Bernie Sanders is gonna run for President

They say Bernie Sanders is gonna run for President Press says he can’t win, he a socialist But folks are awful mad with all the rules the others bent Or really broke to get it all for

Apr 14

When night drags…

When night drags and sleep eludes you When the sounds of the city settle That’s when lonesome makes you blue Your mind restless, won’t just rest It all rolls through, what drives you Kids on this block awake and

Apr 8

Momma Used to Say

I’m proud to announce that my new poem “Momma Used to Say” was run in Political Affairs. Momma used to say life is nothing but a lot of bittersweet memories Me telling ol friend Si as

Apr 8

To Be an American

Is the best American the one who hoards the most wealth Is the best American the one who sends our jobs away And forces more and more of us to live in desperation Or is the best

Apr 7

In a silver tube 35,000 feet high

In a silver tube 35,000 feet high I skip over the country that is our land With strangers I find hard to recognize They don’t live in my corner of this country And sometimes talk to me as

Apr 3

Crocus

Snow still stacked against sidewalks, gutters I saw the first crocus and daffodil blossoms That had pushed their way through winter ground Slowly giving way to a spring sure to come Though yesterday it was freezing Funny how the

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