Stewart Acuff

Stewart Acuff

Friday, March 31, 2017

Fwd: Absence



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From: Stewart Acuff <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Date: March 31, 2017 at 7:10:32 AM EDT
To: Stewart <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Subject: Absence


I will get used to your absence

I reckon one day hard as it may be

But now my being aches with every reminder since

You told me you had to leave me

I will still miss the joy of your presence

I do not want to be free

Of your hold, I cannot bring myself to fence

Off these feelings now part of the being of me

I will not pretend to understand what happened here

And why the absence of your presence

Has left the most important part of me so empty.

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Fwd: Absence



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Begin forwarded message:

From: Stewart Acuff <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Date: March 31, 2017 at 7:10:32 AM EDT
To: Stewart <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Subject: Absence


I will get used to your absence

I reckon one day hard as it may be

But now my being aches with every reminder since

You told me you had to leave me

I will still miss the joy of your presence

I do not want to be free

Of your hold, I cannot bring myself to fence

Off these feelings now part of the being of me

I will not pretend to understand what happened here

And why the absence of your presence

Has left the most important part of me so empty.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Fwd: Long, Deep Night



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From: Stewart Acuff <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Date: March 30, 2017 at 11:52:11 AM EDT
To: Stewart <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Subject: Long, Deep Night


He knows the meaning of long, deep night

After all, he's watched many of them till the sun climbed into the sky

Watching white lines on the highway in a fight

Against sleep, waiting for light

There were nights he thought he might die

Like when the Klan threatened to cut him from asshole to appetite

Always before an election the nights when he would try

To count votes all through the night

None are easy, but none as hard as when she came nigh

To steal his sleep and remind him of the feeling of her against him tight.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Fwd: Wild Turkeys



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From: Stewart Acuff <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Date: March 28, 2017 at 9:23:41 PM EDT
To: Stewart <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Subject: Wild Turkeys


First time I saw a flock of wild turkeys

Was daybreak on I-80 somewhere in Nebraska

They paid no heed as I hammered by

18 wheels smooth rappin a racket

I saw the greatest and the latest of America --and even more

The width, breadth and length of the mighty majestic land

Down to a boy's favorite toys and a girls pretty princesses

I always been learnin America but never no more than then

When I hauled a boy's balls and a girl's magic mermaids

And when I fought against sleep for hundreds of miles of endless America

You don't know, trump, this country

You, the New York con, comfortable high above us

With no time for America 's kids who are all there is --to us.
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Fwd: Bumps Toward the Light.



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From: Stewart Acuff <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Date: March 27, 2017 at 11:17:56 PM EDT
To: Stewart <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Subject: Bumps Toward the Light.

This night bumps toward the light

Of the morning, still hours away

Sleep comes and goes, a fight

Of consciousness night and day

They dart and dash, memories play

Movies on the walls that I might

Know all that all over again and say

To my deepest place I know I know I know

If I could have know, me, I would stay.




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Fwd: 2 am till sun up



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From: Stewart Acuff <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Date: March 28, 2017 at 3:45:46 PM EDT
To: Stewart <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Subject: 2 am till sun up


The time from. 2 am till sun up was always hardest

As he pushed his truck thru the long night

Across the Wyoming and Dakota prairies from east headed west

Or over the Appalachians or Rockies with their great height

Pushing to get to where he'd load or offload a family's best.

At 3 am the truckstops are all the blurry same, the night

Scrambles the brain and dulls and blurs the eyes, guest

Of the deep void not empty but blank , sight

Can't penetrate all that sleeps best

At 70 mph dawn slides into life

Through the shades of gray and pink and purple

Finally day's light fills the windshield and floods the cab

Now he leaves the freedom of the freeway for his family for the day

And the ache of empty replaced by the will of muscles yet sore

From just the day before

Still she lingers where he feels things he doesn't see.
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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Fwd: Following the Fight



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From: Stewart Acuff <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Date: March 25, 2017 at 5:54:19 PM EDT
To: Stewart <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Subject: Following the Fight


A lifetime of following the fight

My life a map of America's southeast

Travelled campaign to campaign day after night

People and things lost on the way even pieces of me ceas't

To be as rollin down the road might

Be not just a journey, but the life you lived hard and full

Loaded, large, complete never dull

Still there are those missed even till this journey ends.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Fwd: Those Thoughts



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From: Stewart Acuff <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Date: March 24, 2017 at 9:49:06 AM EDT
To: Stewart <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Subject: Those Thoughts

I think those thoughts of her now

As if i had ever held her

And it hadn't been ages since I'd seen her

Still I can't understand how

She caught so much of me whether

Or not I gave myself or even consent

For so much of me to be wrapped and bent

To all she was and will ever be

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Fwd: Those Days



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From: Stewart Acuff <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Date: March 23, 2017 at 4:47:17 PM EDT
To: Stewart <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Subject: Those Days

There are those days

When memories flood now

Today's gone, thinking those ways

We used to move thru not always knowing how

To get to the place where love and peace stays

Ain't that where all are one and we tried to bow

In the direction of the light and joy at the end of our days

Together, when you had to go

Don't think I'll ever know

Why it had to be and how hard it had to hurt so

Those days where light and joy still flood when now gives til then.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Fwd: Democracy Calls



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From: Stewart Acuff <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Date: March 20, 2017 at 8:45:02 AM EDT
To: Stewart <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Subject: Democracy Calls


Another night finds me

In morning's tiny hours

Coffee waiting, waking to see

What has befallen what we thought ours

I watch and wait those tiny hours the next assault to see

On what was once free

Our lives, for instance, target of attacks by would be tyrants

Our lives lived for our kids, our families, our community

We once acted for ourselves and others in a constant effort to balance

Now we must act to protect what is no longer sure , certainly

Freedom has never been without cost

Always a struggle in the open or in the dark watching the wolves,
now he

In whose madness of evil would be boss

In whose narcissism and insanity is only meanness and chaos

Watching no longer enough , waiting democracy

Calls us again to the bastions of truth and liberty

Watching others fight for me ?

No more

We cannot protect what we can't fight for.

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Fwd: I Am An American Patriot



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From: Stewart Acuff <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Date: March 18, 2017 at 7:56:50 PM EDT
To: Stewart <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Subject: I Am An American Patriot

I am an American

I am an American patriot

I have learned democracy

And I know my country is tainted by a blot

That blocks right now what we see

A blot that sears our collective soul, makes blood run hot

I love our people and to be

There for each other and not

Pretend not to see

I love our land, the still wild and the tamed a lot

But I love more too

I love the people like us

Wherever they live, we should find ways to do

More all together, we must

Find ways to join our voices, connect our strengths, make new

Our longing for what is just

What is right for us all and true

To a vision of our unity

You see I love all our people

And I love how we can be
-together
-at peace
-loving for loving's sake
-living love in what we do

We can love our America, our country

And not hate others

Because it's too late for we

To erect barriers
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Fwd: He Played Basketball



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From: Stewart Acuff <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Date: March 14, 2017 at 2:35:57 PM EDT
To: Stewart <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Subject: He Played Basketball


He played basketball

In high school he was an AllStar

A serious player in college till he hit the wall

That was "substances ", drugs and alcohol

He sold to pay for the habit, being cool

For a minute till that shit starts runnin shit

They got him one night when he pulled a little  32

In a couple carjackins

He's finishing 8 of a 15 year sentence

Gettin out without any idea what to do

Where to live?

Where to work?

How even to just be.
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Monday, March 13, 2017

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Fwd: Malignant



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From: Stewart Acuff <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Date: March 11, 2017 at 11:33:48 AM EST
To: Stewart <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Subject: Malignant

The malignant, malicious presidency didn't just begin

It's roots are not just in our lifetime

It is an ongoing struggle for what America is and when

Our America will celebrate real freedom and justice with a chime

From an eternal bell

That will loudly sound joy well

For as long as our time

Is to be.

Let us remember those who've already fought and who could see

Frederick Douglass and a Garrison who challenged a nations conscience

And Ol Abe who wandered alone through deaths awful dance

Let us remember Harriet Tubman singing out in the night--Keep On

And Susan Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Let us remember A. Philip Randolph and the always struggle of Black men for dignity

And Harvey Milk and the struggle still of gay and trans folks for equality

And please don't let us forget Joe Hill and Cesar Chavez and Dr. King (perhaps the greatest)

Who all remind us now

America is as just as our struggle is strong

And as free as we keep our vow

Freedom from Tyranny

Justice for All.



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Friday, March 10, 2017

Fwd: Early Spring Rain.



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Date: March 10, 2017 at 12:33:11 PM EST
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Subject: Fwd: Early Spring Rain.



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From: Stewart Acuff <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Date: March 10, 2017 at 12:32:02 PM EST
To: Stewart <sacuff@1199cnuhhce.org>
Subject: Early Spring Rain.

The cold early spring rain and snow danced in the air

On the way to the ground

Snow and rain playin in her hair

A little raw but I was caught in her gravity pulled where

I wanted to go but no okay yet , today so I follow the sound

For those places much less compelling than her being

And wail inside invisible to her hidden away some day to be found
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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Fwd: A Would Be Fascist Dictator



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From: Stewart Acuff <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Date: March 9, 2017 at 4:45:18 AM EST
To: Stewart <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Subject: A Would Be Fascist Dictator

A would be fascist dictator is now president

He's singled out groups of Americans to scape goat

With executive orders he has sent

Americans to foreign lands , again kept folks from the vote

Busily destroying the environment

Destroying our public education putting our kids in the boat

Of ignorance and destroying our labor movement.

More money to the military

Working on a budget that has bènt

The Common Good to a common bad re

Nothing for us but a safety net rent

Into strips of fabric torn too easily

By his evil into Americas shell.

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Fwd: Rowdy Resistance



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From: Stewart Acuff <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Date: March 4, 2017 at 6:11:43 PM EST
To: Stewart <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Subject: Rowdy Resistance


Our rowdy resistance is working

Our democracy's demise stalled by the passion of our people

Collective, concerted anger in the streets

And halls of raging repudiation

Our people push past the fear of fascism

Our lives lived in a degree of freedom til now

Will not easily be extinguished

In the sweet storm of civil rights

And the wretched, wasted wars we marched against

The workers freedoms we fought for

Some of us prepared for the defense of democracy

We are not soldiers just in the sun

But also in the madness of a midnight moon

We have plumbed the soul of struggle

And our own souls

We know what we were wrought to do.

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Fwd: Rowdy Resistance



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From: Stewart Acuff <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Date: March 4, 2017 at 6:11:43 PM EST
To: Stewart <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Subject: Rowdy Resistance


Our rowdy resistance is working

Our democracy's demise stalled by the passion of our people

Collective, concerted anger in the streets

And halls of raging repudiation

Our people push past the fear of fascism

Our lives lived in a degree of freedom til now

Will not easily be extinguished

In the sweet storm of civil rights

And the wretched, wasted wars we marched against

The workers freedoms we fought for

Some of us prepared for the defense of democracy

We are not soldiers just in the sun

But also in the madness of a midnight moon

We have plumbed the soul of struggle

And our own souls

We know what we were wrought to do.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

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