Stewart Acuff

Jun 4

The Traveler

The traveler boards yet another plane This time to cross the continent As always he boards with her On his mind, in his heart Filling all he is With desire and wanting Wanting beyond desire? Desire beyond wanting? It is the cost

May 28

As dawn breaks

Light breaks this very early morning Wind rocks the tree limbs Day won’t be still nor quiet I’ve watched and waited For the coming of day So much to do today Thinking and struggling about all I must do, all there

May 23

Nights like this

Sometime between day and night Sleep visited here for a moment, but Hurried on for some reason Someone else close was ready for sleep Too much to think about with you So far from me How are you? When will I

May 23

The early, early birds are chirping

The early, early birds are chirping In the very first part of The pre-dawn morning There is an order you see To the coming of day We have alarms and buzzers And all sorts of things built to Wake us to

May 23

Roll on, man.

Lord have mercy, man You’ll be ridin’ these roads Till God calls you home Don’t ya know Crossroads ain’t gonna let you go Just like Gregg Allman sang A back-end full of books And dirty clothes A head full of ideas and A

May 23

Another from the Road

Spring turning to summer Fruit trees all blossomed out Fields planted and 85 degrees Lines of real life ain’t so sharp Ain’t spring any more. Ain’t summer yet.   Image Source: Derek Jensen via Wikimedia Commons This file is licensed under

May 23

The first hint of light in the East

The first hint of light in the East Birds awake Staking out their turf with chirps While I Struggle with darkness into light Night into day Sleep elusive played games all night Exhausted, rest still not fulfilled I wrestle with all I

Apr 24

Harmonize with God’s beauty in us.

I worry That your worry now in this difficlt time Blinds you to the beauty God gave us and put all around us It is springtime The best time to be alive The dogwoods, pear trees and The iconic cherry blossoms Call

Apr 16

Mississippi Woman

Thinking of home as I think of you Remembering those “long” trips into Arkansas when we were just Sposed to be ridin’ around in Malden on 22 cents a gallon gas All those small town adventures and Pretty girls who

Apr 16


We talked across the table About the Mississippi River and its Delta And barbecue and what we’ve done with Our lives so long and so far from That Mississippi and the lands that Drained its rain runoff into it And