Stewart Acuff

  • Please accept my apology

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    Please accept my sincere apology for my comments in a blog a couple of days ago. A union brother police officer called me this morning about comments I made about the police in the

  • The Gap Between the Rich and the Rest of Us Continues to Widen

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    The US Census Bureau just released their latest report on the wealth gap in the the United States and the results are shocking and extremely dangerous to a society that continues to claim that

  • The Stakes in November

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    Uwe Reinhardt, an economist at Princeton, has just written a great article comparing governors and state legislatures who have turned billions of dollars in Medicaid assistance and expansion to private sector CEOs and boards

  • Mr. Brown

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    I wanted to share my new poem “Mr. Brown,” which was recently published on Political Affairs. “It captures the moment and reminds us of the history of struggle.” – Ben, Editor of Political Affairs Odd?

  • Racial Hatred and Death

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    Almost every country has some strain of hatred of another group or tribe or ethnicity. Those in power have long done all they could to keep average people divided. But we in America have an

Aug 7

Dark descended

I’ll be on my good friend John Case’s Winners and Losers radio show today and I’ll be reading this new poem. Dark descended long ago this night Leaving the creatures of the light To their dreams and

Jul 31

Dreaming of Lincoln

Dreaming of Lincoln pacing the floor at the cottage Deep into the night after passing hours With Stanton tellin’ stories of Illinois and flatboats And the frontier, hard-handed whiskey drinkin’ men Unable to sleep even into the tiny

Jul 28

An Osprey

I just saw an osprey straining against the sky And the perpetual pull of the earth As she carried a small rockfish over the Chesapeake Taking it to her babies waiting in the giant nest new this

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

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