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07/07/2023 Today I Heard the Birds Sing 276 Ballad
01/13/2023 I Be Slamming 273 Lyric
08/08/2022 The God In Me 631 Free verse
05/28/2021 She Took Death Hard 471 Ballad
05/15/2021 My Poetry 301 Blank verse
04/22/2021 I Know Where God Is At 735 Epic
04/08/2021 Male Bard Meets Female Bard On Facebook 341 Blank verse
01/31/2021 When All the Worlds At Slumber 327 Free verse
12/29/2020 My Childhood Prayer Still Said 311 Prose Poetry
12/21/2020 No Tme 300 List
09/02/2020 An Answer For Larry Concerning My Song 467 Prose Poetry
08/16/2020 Good Morning 264 Rhyme
08/15/2020 Words Specifically 496 Free verse
08/09/2020 Selfish I May Be 361 Tail-rhyme
08/09/2020 Crepuscule 332 Classicism
08/05/2020 Killing Me With Your Sexy 491 Prose Poetry
07/29/2020 Love Is the Only Way 371 Prose Poetry
07/08/2020 When a Lame Pony Shows Up On the Playground 406 Prose Poetry
06/25/2020 I Pray There Is a Hell Fire 427 Prose Poetry
06/25/2020 Play Ground Love 350 Prose Poetry
05/22/2020 Your Money Or Your Life 265 Tail-rhyme
05/21/2020 Stifled 247 Free verse
05/13/2020 God Did Not Die and Leave You In Charge 342 Tail-rhyme
05/08/2020 I Sing of Turtle Doves 327 Free verse
04/04/2020 Working On Me 281 Classicism
03/29/2020 Final Encounter 271 Classicism
03/29/2020 Retribution Is Not My Dog 571 Cinquain
03/29/2020 The Mind of a Mother 343 Blank verse
03/29/2020 Aint Nobody Coming 661 Iambic Pentameter
03/16/2020 Hi I Am 92 454 Ballad
03/15/2020 Let Your Yea Mean Yea and Your Nay Mean Nay 427 Ballad
03/15/2020 The Other Side 327 Blank verse
03/13/2020 Contaminated Planet 548 Prose Poetry
02/24/2020 Better Off 469 Prose Poetry
02/23/2020 No Same Same 278 Bio
02/09/2020 Why I Love Negro Spirituals When the Only Way Out Was Death 379 Blank verse
02/09/2020 The Lap of Love 400 Verse
02/07/2020 Did You Say Cheese 284 Ballade
02/03/2020 Sweet Thang 1061 Personification
01/24/2020 Born Again Freak Rewrite 444 Burlesque
01/24/2020 Universal Love 1093 Haiku
01/23/2020 Lipstick Code Red 378 Blank verse
01/07/2020 Make Love To Me 424 Prose Poetry
01/02/2020 Panning For Gold 336 Verse
11/16/2019 She Was Faithful 374 Blank verse
11/06/2019 Dont Sing 299 Light Verse
11/05/2019 Is There a Hell 306 Free verse
09/17/2019 The Monarchs Engaged Us 372 Classicism
08/11/2019 The Black Burial Suit 405 Prose Poetry
07/27/2019 Catalyst and Magnet 431 Verse
07/24/2019 A Penny For a Poets Thoughts Iii 418 Political Verse
07/24/2019 A Penny For a Poets Thoughts I 417 Political Verse
07/24/2019 A Penny For a Poet's Thoughts Ii 380 Political Verse
07/13/2019 Soul Seekers 344 Prose Poetry
06/11/2019 America Needs An Intellectual Gangster At the Controls 436 Classicism
05/06/2019 I Bore a Poem 312 Prose
04/16/2019 Ahm Your Medicine 500 Lyric
04/11/2019 The Distraction of Religions Vs Spirituality 348 Blank verse
03/22/2019 Ashes To Ashes 689 Prose Poetry
03/21/2019 Born To Die 599 Epitaph
03/03/2019 Panning For Gold 590 Classicism
02/04/2019 Good Purpose 587 Prose Poetry
01/29/2019 God Is the Chemist That Produces Children 539 Prose Poetry
12/28/2018 Finding Myself 387 Prose Poetry
12/22/2018 The Power To Live 889 Prose Poetry
12/15/2018 I Won'T Be Home For Christmas 477 Classicism
12/13/2018 Major Not Minor 486 Prose Poetry
12/12/2018 Stuck On Beliefs Gives Me the Creeps 550 Prose Poetry
11/27/2018 Poetic Psychoanalyst 513 Political Verse
11/15/2018 No Dots Connected 414 Free verse
09/30/2018 Born Again Freak 709 Narrative
09/24/2018 Do I Have Tomorrow 501 Prose Poetry
09/22/2018 Prototypes 545 Prose Poetry
09/11/2018 Bad Habits 948 Prose Poetry
08/13/2018 Message To the Masses Concerning the Madness 488 Prose Poetry
08/12/2018 Unclaimed Freight 382 Prose Poetry
08/11/2018 Kith 533 Blank verse
07/01/2018 I Know Where God Is At 823 Chant Royal
06/28/2018 What Do Good Men Do 492 Political Verse
06/09/2018 Big Bout Here 378 Light Verse
06/06/2018 Reigning Spirit 409 Prose Poetry
05/13/2018 La La Land 447 Dramatic Verse
05/13/2018 A Message From Nobody 476 Political Verse
04/13/2018 Why Alzheimer S 580 Prose
04/06/2018 Read My Pages 533 Prose Poetry
03/21/2018 Grubbing 784 Prose Poetry
02/21/2018 Chances 452 Enclosed Rhyme
02/14/2018 Precious Ability 690 Prose Poetry
02/08/2018 Crazy Angel 523 Tail-rhyme
02/08/2018 Moon Man 399 Blank verse
02/01/2018 The Big Fish 519 Verse
01/30/2018 Grandmas Portrait 1145 Blank verse
01/24/2018 Promises 383 Verse
12/30/2017 Friend Ships 459 Blank verse
12/18/2017 Species 478 Classicism
12/17/2017 Sadness 514 Blank verse
12/16/2017 Indian Giver Or a Loan 711 Prose Poetry
12/16/2017 Life Is 980 List
12/08/2017 House of Predators Blitz 443 Blitz
12/08/2017 The Big Screen 430 Verse


Quote Left My poetry 's never been a Rebel-rouser, Just a rabble-douser. Quote Right
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Quote Left If you do what your not suppose to do;YOU'LL get what YOU'RE NOT suppose to get.! Quote Right
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Quote Left I AM NOT MENTAL I am a POET. Quote Right
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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)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Beauty Marks:




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?”

Book: Shattered Sighs