Stewart Acuff

  • UK Anti-Fracking Movement Grows

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    An exciting tour by my Goddaughter Liz Arnold around Europe to talk about the awful effects of fracking for poisonous natural gas has seemed to spur a movement in Europe that is even stronger

  • Henry Nicholas: Leavin’ Mississippi

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    The day the 17 year old Henry Nicholas decided to leave Mississippi the heat was a physical presence making every step an act of will, making each breath shallow. He had no place to

  • Child Refugees

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    Almost 20 years ago I went to one of the poorest countries in the world, Sierra Leone, to serve as a UN election observer. Charles Taylor, dictator of neighboring Liberia, had started a surrogate

  • Unions on the March

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    District 1199C has just finished negotiating very tough contract re-openers in 38 of Philadelphia’s biggest and most important healthcare institutions. It was a fight President Henry Nicholas and the leadership of the union prepared

  • Germany: Highlights From the Winners’ Playbook

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    By Stewart Acuff and Elizabeth Arnold I’ll admit I caught World Cup fever. Today I woke up early and braved the crowd at Brandenburg Gate in hopes of a glimpse of the German team upon their

Jul 18

Still Struggling

This is one of my newer poems that recently got published on Political Affairs. Wanted to share it with you all. Still struggling to know my soul and express it in poetry It is a great

Jul 16

Love and Friends and Family.

This is one of my newer poems that was read on radio poetry shows. So today they announce LeBron James is going back to Cleveland To play basketball for the Cleveland Cavaliers Four years after today’s greatest

Jun 13

The Way Home

Proud to say that my poem “The Way Home” just got published in Political Affairs. Is it the steel on steel Or the imperfections Of steel rails laid on wooden ties That create the rockin’ all night long From

Jun 4

The Southern sky

The rain woke me this morning The Southern sky opened, pouring Out all she had, thunder roaring Its own accompanying catharsis No tender rain this morning But a full blown raging rain Intent on emptying the sky Of its burden too

May 21

The Warmth of Sunshine

Spring slides into and through the house Now breathed by the breeze off the gentle rain Meant to water the thirst of new growth Now spring wafts on the warmth of sunshine Sweeping out the cold winter kind Of

May 9

The Committee

My friends, the committee, came to visit tonight They woke me in the tiny hours as they do With their incessant chatter about this slight I must have foolishly made or that comment I rue A regret that

Apr 22

What Do We Do Best Today?

What do we do best today? We make people poor We poison our air and our earth Sounds trite, doesn’t it Like the words of a 12 year old girl Who wants a happy world But consider she could be

Apr 15

The Stealth Poor

I’m so excited that my poems The Stealth Poor and We Struggle have just been published in Blue Collar Review. I am very grateful and proud to be published in Blue Collar – a

Apr 7

Winter drags

Winter drags Bare branches sharp against The limitless deep gray that would be sky Feathery flakes drift now almost April And we sigh clad for the cold grown old Another deep gray afternoon Becomes an even more gray twilight We know

Apr 7

Light

This morning as I walked I saw Venus On the empty darkened streets of San Dimas Clear and bright and big and beautiful Beyond any words a stumbling poet could bring to his brain She soon disappeared in

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