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12/28/2018 FINDING MYSELF 22 Prose Poetry
12/22/2018 THE POWER TO LIVE 61 Prose Poetry
12/15/2018 I WON'T BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS 47 Classicism
12/13/2018 Major Not Minor 51 Prose Poetry
12/12/2018 STUCK ON BELIEFS Gives me the Creeps 50 Prose Poetry
11/27/2018 POETIC PSYCHOANALYST 62 Political Verse
11/15/2018 NO DOTS CONNECTED 47 Free verse
09/30/2018 BORN AGAIN FREAK 106 Narrative
09/24/2018 DO I HAVE TOMORROW 163 Prose Poetry
09/22/2018 PROTOTYPES 63 Prose Poetry
09/11/2018 Bad Habits 189 Prose Poetry
08/13/2018 MESSAGE TO THE MASSES CONCERNING THE MADNESS 101 Prose Poetry
08/12/2018 UNCLAIMED FREIGHT 56 Prose Poetry
08/11/2018 KITH 107 Blank verse
07/01/2018 I KNOW WHERE GOD IS AT 195 Chant Royal
06/28/2018 WHAT DO GOOD MEN DO 146 Political Verse
06/09/2018 BIG BOUT HERE 58 Light Verse
06/06/2018 REIGNING SPIRIT 106 Prose Poetry
05/13/2018 LA LA LAND 122 Dramatic Verse
05/13/2018 A MESSAGE FROM NOBODY 167 Political Verse
04/13/2018 WHY ALZHEIMER S 184 Prose
04/06/2018 READ MY PAGES 81 Prose Poetry
03/21/2018 GRUBBING 197 Prose Poetry
02/21/2018 Chances 152 Enclosed Rhyme
02/14/2018 PRECIOUS ABILITY 316 Prose Poetry
02/08/2018 CRAZY ANGEL 166 Tail-rhyme
02/08/2018 Moon Man 105 Blank verse
02/01/2018 THE BIG FISH 163 Verse
01/30/2018 Grandmas Portrait 334 Blank verse
01/24/2018 PROMISES 89 Verse
12/30/2017 FRIEND SHIPS 134 Blank verse
12/18/2017 SPECIES 160 Classicism
12/17/2017 Sadness 166 Blank verse
12/16/2017 INDIAN GIVER OR A LOAN 258 Prose Poetry
12/16/2017 LIFE IS 598 List
12/08/2017 House Of Predators Blitz 165 Blitz
12/08/2017 THE BIG SCREEN 158 Verse
11/30/2017 Komorebi Land Where Poems Are Made 134 Verse
11/06/2017 MY LAST MAGIC TRICK 271 Blank verse
11/06/2017 FAITH WITHOUT WORK 216 Prose Poetry
11/06/2017 MAKE PLANET EARTH GREAT AGAIN 211 Prose Poetry
10/13/2017 TESTING THE WATERS 221 Blitz
10/06/2017 WHAT IS POETRY 264 Prose Poetry
10/04/2017 More IS Blessed 172 Prose Poetry
09/24/2017 I HEARD THE WISE WORDS 328 Prose Poetry
09/11/2017 DEATH BY MURDER 603 Ballad
08/22/2017 THE DAY THE SUN SHOWED OUT AFTER THE ECLIPSE 266 Classicism
08/20/2017 PERHAPS 219 Blank verse
08/15/2017 Frankly Speaking 340 Verse
08/11/2017 SHE WAS FAITHFUL 228 Verse
08/11/2017 WHATS NOT TO LOVE 170 Verse
08/09/2017 THERE ARE FOOLS AND THERE ARE FOOLS 446 List
08/08/2017 GOD DOES NOTGOD DOES NOT HIDE HIS INSTRUCTIONS 160 Prose
07/24/2017 Gracious Receiver 340 Epic
07/24/2017 JOY COMETH IN THE MORNING 193 Blank verse
07/23/2017 TODAY 211 Epic
07/23/2017 ESCHATOLOGICAL 264 Blank verse
07/20/2017 Pointing To The Problems 379 Free verse
07/20/2017 IN EARLY MORNING 204 Blank verse
07/20/2017 PLAYING FAVORITES 476 Dramatic Verse
07/16/2017 FLY RIGHT HE SAID 196 Blank verse
07/13/2017 LEAVING YOU 395 Blank verse
07/11/2017 ARE YOU RIBBING ME 267 Verse
07/10/2017 Obama Poem 288 Verse
07/10/2017 PoetrySoup Ask What Is Poetry 292 Tail-rhyme
07/09/2017 ESCHATOLOGICAL 237 Prose
06/26/2017 THE LAST NEGOTIATIONS 399 Verse
06/25/2017 GOD NEEDS A GREEN CARD 475 Verse
06/20/2017 What Is New 239 Prose Poetry
06/20/2017 CYCLES 185 Haiku
06/06/2017 THE NEWLY HOMELESS 331 Verse
05/25/2017 SHARING MY GREY HAIR 196 Blank verse
05/16/2017 THE COLLECTION 179 Verse
05/15/2017 SEARCHING THE CLOUDS 199 Blank verse
05/11/2017 INFINITY 274 Prose
04/28/2017 THE OLD SOFA AND THE FLY ON THE WALL 533 Prose Poetry
04/24/2017 THROUGH DIFFERENT EYES 288 Blank verse
04/24/2017 If I Am Stuck With You Ill Die 490 Ballad
04/16/2017 Accept Your Stupid 451 Verse
04/08/2017 Seducing Evil No More 221 Verse
02/23/2017 THINKING ABOUT THINGS I REMEMBER THINKING ABOUT 320 Verse
02/22/2017 La la land 503 Prose Poetry
02/09/2017 I HEARD THE WISE WORDS 417 Prose Poetry
02/05/2017 A WRAP 306 Prose Poetry
01/11/2017 New Words 320 Classicism
12/19/2016 THE BOOK OF OLADEJI 267 Blank verse
12/18/2016 Ain't No Freedom Ringing 411 Sonnet
12/18/2016 MAKING GEMS 443 Verse
12/17/2016 HE GAVE ME THAT FEELING 471 Sonnet
12/17/2016 I SENT YOU A POET 465 Political Verse
12/13/2016 My Way Might Penetrate 267 Light Verse
12/12/2016 Theres A Fool Acting like Hes YOU 316 Light Verse
12/12/2016 FOOTSTEPS 319 Prose Poetry
12/12/2016 Revealings 291 Blank verse
12/11/2016 TODAY I HEARD THE BIRDS 272 Classicism
12/08/2016 WE ARE NO MORE 677 Free verse
12/08/2016 RETRIBUTION IS NOT MY DOG 292 Dramatic Verse
12/08/2016 Enigma 289 Blank verse
12/08/2016 PEOPLE HEAL THY SELF 309 Blank verse
12/08/2016 NANA AFRICA 759 Verse
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Quote Left Never measure your own success by a fools measuring stick. Quote Right
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Quote Left You cannot turn a Prune back into a Plumb. Quote Right
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Quote Left The truth needs to matter again Or nothing else will. Quote Right
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Quote Left that which holds our attention holds our destiny. Quote Right
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Quote Left If I can or have made you laugh we have a deep bond.. laughter is the connection that can never be unplugged. Quote Right
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Quote Left When I die I am taking my life with me. Quote Right
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Quote Left What's Understood need not be explained. Quote Right
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Quote Left Too much sugar for a dime. Quote Right
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How we grew up in CLEVELAND / All the stars came to Cleveland back then @ 15 years old I promoted and sponsored acts like BILLY STEWART I have worn so many hats that I barely can remember them all. "I DO LOVE YOU" ... was my favorite song. The place was packed and we all young (cootie crawlers) As they called us; Us “cootie crawlers”, enjoyed bumping and grinding to our favorite songs. How was this carried out; I must give credit to the local black radio station, WJMO Radio Station: Whom I started out writing ditties and singing promos for. The Local Disk Jockey’, Will Rudd and Ken Hawkins, Ken Hawkins, would introduce me to the Stars, and secured them for the shows: Ken, saw my ability to draw crowds, and he was the person who contacted our favorite “stars” to do the stage shows or dances for our affairs. During these times, we young teens needed something to enjoy of our own. Glenville neighborhood was a fun and cultural place to grow up in, and gave me a wide range of Avenues in life in which I could travel down. Once we became 18 and could hang out at the famous "Leo's Casino" and, we were happy to now get into the adult clubs, and I no longer felt I needed to promote or give teen dances. Seems, I got a good lesson working in the entertainment field at an early age. And it is these skills that I took with me when I got to Atlanta: Hunter street, and Paschal Brothers, a Jazz dinner club, and hotel, was my new spot – A Spot where I worked photographing famous jazz musicians as well as the patrons. It was also in Atlanta where I met my "play brother “TONY RANKIN, Tony, introduced me to JAMAICAN culture, I was in love instantly. Being a poet, I was intrigued with this way of life, felt like I had lived there in another lifetime, and people knew me and treated me as a family: They would smile and say “Bob would Love you, you coming like him sister” ... Mutabaruka, Bob Marley, and Sister Carol, Rita Marley: From the food to the music, to the language. Nothing seemed foreign to me, it was as if Jamaica was in my blood naturally, it was my Africa ...and I was very much at home there. After being away from home (Cleveland) for years), and Upon returning to my hometown; I discovered Jamaicans were already building a culture there, and I could now enjoy the food music and dance, right in the familiarity of my own environment. I reflected how LEO'S CASINO attracted all "my people" as Frank Leo, became rich and famous by just providing us with our own “Rhythm n Blues” stage shows. While away from home and before I was “turned out” {chuckle} I was also working in the entertainment field; As an entertainment writer for the ATLANTA VOICE NEWS / Called the “RAH RAH GIRL” an entertainment newspaper. The Biggest stars I've ever interviewed in Rhythm n Blues and Jazz and Soul; We're “EARTH WIND AND FIRE” – “PEABO BRYSON”,” LOLITA HOLLOWAY”. - My most memorable moment was when I interviewed “SMOKEY ROBINSON”; Because I forgot to turn on the microphone, and had to repeat the whole interview a second time. During my career in Atlanta, as a free spirit. I also met and became best friends "DONALD" Who was the keyboard player for the famous group (BRICK), “BRICK”, whose recording "DISCO DAZZ" went platinum overnight and, Mayor MAYNARD JACKSON OF ATLANTA, dedicated an entire day to this phenomenal group called and called it “BRICK DAY", the sound of brick has never been duplicated; and “the uncut version” is still my favorite song of all times. I still think of “DONALD” and often wonder “what if” ... Back in Cleveland Again: Like I said earlier after I moved back to my hometown, Myself, and the rest of Cleveland, was hungry for more reggae music; So, I started promoting local reggae such as “JAH MESSENGERS and RAS MATUNJI'S band in CLEVELAND. At this point, I had exposed my friends and neighbors to this exciting music which appealed to our Afrocentrism’s, as well as to our rhythm and blues nature. One of the most exciting and down to earth reggae groups that I have sponsored, and promoted was (THE TWINKLE BROTHERS), Who came in from ENGLAND to Cleveland, and did my first big reggae show. Their hit song "SINCE I THREW THE COMB AWAY": Inspired many to lock their hair and was the beginning of the natural hair revolution, ultimately this became a way of life for me and for many of my friends and associates. Back to the beginning: Long before I left Cleveland: I also had been filled with a love for music and entertainment, from my old Flame Alphonso “Standing on Shaky Ground Boyd”; Who was/is also a writer, entertainer, and musician in his own right, Al Boyd, still does stage shows and sings, and entertains presently. My life has many more mentors not mentioned here – This bio was basically touching on my love for poetry, music. Dance, art, and entertainment, which has shaped and molded my life. I will close by acknowledging “my first hands-on mentor”- “Poet/ Author Norman Jordan” (1960’s), Also “Poet / Musician” Professor Mwatabu Okantah of Kent State University who is the first Poet to have me perform during his radio show “Wind Words” broadcasted from Cleveland State University (the 1970's) I Create jewelry to help keep us from in-taking so much radiation”: I am finishing two books, While fighting depression from the Death of My only daughter. Meanwhile and am a constant weekly guest poet on Blog talk radio/”. I am Also a supporter of Mark Goggin’s and the Black Poetry Café. Other blog talk radio shows I frequent would include, One Positive Way-Wolf Hours- and Epiphany radio. The SPEAKEASY CAFE – Also,” I never miss THE PLUS EFFECT” with Ashley and Monique; on                                                                                       (FEVER FRIDAYS)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


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A modern-day griot and a living legend. Anyone who knows Vicki Acquah also affectionately known as Mama Oladeji knows that is a fitting description to the woman we've all come to know and love. Though it's only the tip of a very large iceberg when it comes to describing this multi-talented, multifaceted artist. Vicki Acquah is a Poets/ Artist who encourages everyone she encounters to strive to be the best they can be. Pushing you to push yourself. Encouraging others to bring their very best. In the five years, I've had the pleasure of knowing her, while already being a master at her craft, I've watched her challenge herself. Learning various types of poetry. I've watched her at times being her own worst critique, creating an online group where she invited other Poets and aspiring Poets to share their work and seek to better themselves as burgeoning Poets.

The topics I've seen her work cover throughout the years is like watching a poetic newscast. Women's rights, love, heartbreaks, social commentary in the United States and abroad. Reading this Poets work is like CNN for the poetic soul. Evoking a deeper level of thought to the reader with every word read. It's with great pleasure and anticipation that I look forward to the world coming to know this great artist and human being. I don't say those words lightly. I state it because it's a fact. In this day and time, it's hard to find people that truly support your endeavors. Myself and many others can attest to the dedication Vicki Acquah, to her family and friends whether it's participating in groups, calling in with a dedication to the many online shows and being an active and willing participant not just standing on the sidelines. To the many community activism projects, she's either started or stood behind. The reader of this creative compilation of words will be left with a myriad of thoughts of emotions after reading each piece. They'll be left asking themselves such questions as “Did I love enough?” “Have I contributed enough to make this world a better place?” and “How can I do more?”