Stewart Acuff

  • We are Sick of the Loss of Democracy

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    As an aging father I know for me there is nothing more important than taking care of my kids and giving them the best life possible. That does not include wealth. It does include

  • Ferguson, Missouri and Killing Trayvons

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    The grand jury in St. Louis County refused to return an indictment on police officer Darren Wilson, who killed the African-American young man Michael Brown. The original offense by young Brown was walking in the

  • Don Blankenship Indicted

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    I am so excited, even ecstatic to read that a federal grand jury has indicted Don Blankenship, the CEO of Massey Energy, in the coal mining disaster that killed 29 miners in the Upper

  • Obama Acts Boldly

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    President Obama acted boldly, using executive authority to help keep immigrant families together, stop fear in families of being split apart, and to create a humane and rational immigration system. President Obama’s action does not

  • New Documentary About Organizing and Mobilizing Farm Workers

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    My great friends at the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, including Greg¬†Asbed, who’ve been organizing farm workers in South Florida just released a documentary called “Food Chains.” The doc exposes the poverty and suffering of

Sep 3

Forge-like heat

In the daily intensity of forge-like heat The daily triage of meetings and buses and trains And yes I hate them, planes And the million what-ifs doubt Sometimes I think now in older years It is the delicious reset

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

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