Stewart Acuff

Feb 25

I am Black, Red, and White

Written by Stewart Acuff I think I forgot to tell you I am black, red, and white That my lips are thick and full That my hair, when I had it, was kinky That my skin was always

Feb 20

Struggle and Peace

We struggle as we rightly should For a time and world when People of love and compassion Are encouraged When justice is for all When we can see if not experience The Beloved Community. It is a consuming struggle Demanding our time

Feb 19
Teachin’, readin’, speakin’.

Teachin’, readin’, speakin’.

Teachin’, readin’, speakin’ This time for Canada elections and the Workers’ party, NDP they call it Gonna make work pay again Folks in Canada gettin’ it The ones at the top got too much The rest of us fallin’ to

Feb 12
We Are All Under Attack

We Are All Under Attack

Goin’ to western Canada to teach Organizing to Canada’s best and most Senior Organizers. Spreading the message That we are all under attack, that the Day of free labor movements with Workers rights and union freedoms are All but over,

Feb 8

Lonesome Highway

Lonesome on this highway drivin’ back From a radio gig this time Headed for an empty house Was up early doin’ drive time radio Seven to nine folks goin’ to work And I’m tryin to explain what happened To their

Feb 4

IN PENNSYLVANIA

This poem was published in the Blue Collar Review in 2012. IN PENNSYLVANIA They punch into our ground To blow up our earth and release gas and benzene And acetone and acetic acid They get gas, yes, and ammonia and

Jan 29

The River will bring you joy

Flyin’ across the Atlantic, middle of night Levon Helm’s voice cured by cigarettes and Whiskey comes on my earphones. He’s singing The Weight and his soul enters My own, this man from Helena, Ark just a Little downriver from

Jan 29

Flight to London

Flight to London ready to shut the door Gonna hawk some books in England Get around, sing my songs and more Read the verse, the prose and raise sand While we try to catch the bosses Whose tricks for

Jan 25

Healing

She wanders the world Healing as she goes The earth, people and shows Love that sustains and gives, curled Out of her soul and heart A well that never runs out, part No, the biggest part of who she is.   ©

Jan 22

Another Weekend

So here we are on this historic weekend Our nation will inaugurate a second time our First Black President while we remember Dr. King and all those who marched with him Traveled with him, lived with death While preaching

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