Stewart Acuff

Apr 16

Soft Spring Rain

Waking here in this gentle place Made even more gentle by soft rain, Soft spring rain that slows everything Everything except the busy mockingbirds Their songs beautiful in the rain but Oh so serious to them as they claim Their

Apr 16

Sunday at the Beach

Sunday morning in springtime at The Beach Is there any better time At any better place Listening to my mockingbird friend So anxious to find a mate To bring to his turf to make babies with. There is no air cleaner

Apr 2

Mr. LaPierre

What is Newtown to you? A place on a map? A quiet little New England town? Or is it the place where our obsessions With guns manifested itself? Do you think about the 26 innocents killed there Because you and your

Mar 11
The Stealth Poor

The Stealth Poor

There’s a huge, deep holler Now between the rich and the rest of us You know a holler – biggest ever Place between mountains of wealth And mountains of suffering and poverty More of us becoming the stealth Poor. We

Mar 7

Rarely

Leavin you is harder every time I do it Your giving and accepting I give up only Because I have to. The way we fit Is rarely found and chases the lonely Blues back to a place I

Mar 6

Charts

They hold up their charts Mornin’, noon, and night And those charts no matter What they are supposed to Show, also show how much Money the rich are taking from The work of our hands, minds, and hearts The rich will

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,

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