Stewart Acuff

  • Black Lives Matter

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    We have multiple racial, social, economic and moral crises in America today. We must not blame young African-Americans for expressing outrage over weekly killings of other African-Americans. We all should be outraged and demanding attention to

  • July 29th: Bernie’s Historic Grassroots Organizing Event

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    The Bernie Sanders presidential campaign truly is a Grassroots Phenomenon. Bernie is running the first truly grassroots presidential campaign in a century of American history. Bernie is running for us! Bernie is running to make our

  • Why I’m Working Hard For Bernie

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    There are a lot of great reasons that I’m working as hard as I can for Bernie Sanders. But the two most important reasons I’m committed to Bernie are named Samuel Martin Acuff and Sydney

  • Poverty is growing and democracy is dying

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    The Pope is right. Unfettered and unrestrained greed and market “magic” and capitalism have failed the world. The recent column from David Brooks about the Pope’s new Papal Encyclical is arrogant and intellectually dishonest. For

  • Bernie Sanders CAN Be President

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    If you believe Senator Bernie Sanders: has the best ideas has values that connect to yours cares about you and your family has proved his integrity over a lifetime of public service then you have a responsibility to speak

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


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

Mar 26

Macaroni and Cheese

Proud to say this poem was recently published on Political Affairs. Everyday I ride the early trolley With kids going to school. Adults going to the first early Or even second job already ‘Cause folks work when they can,

Mar 20


My new poem Rain was just run in Political Affairs. Beautiful in its gray radiance of life Satisfying the thirst for growth Bringing renewal and a freshness Washing the gritty city The rain falls today gently, sweetly The sun will