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Poems by Vicki Acquah

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Date PostedPoemTitle# ViewsForm  
06/26/2017 THE LAST NEGOTIATIONS 14 Verse
06/25/2017 GOD NEEDS A GREEN CARD 39 Verse
06/20/2017 What Is New 41 Prose Poetry
06/20/2017 CYCLES 32 Haiku
06/06/2017 THE NEWLY HOMELESS 66 Verse
05/26/2017 Species 71 Prose Poetry
05/25/2017 SHARING MY GREY HAIR 70 Blank verse
05/16/2017 THE COLLECTION 51 Verse
05/15/2017 SEARCHING THE CLOUDS 79 Blank verse
05/11/2017 INFINITY 96 Prose
04/28/2017 THE OLD SOFA AND THE FLY ON THE WALL 206 Prose Poetry
04/24/2017 THROUGH DIFFERENT EYES 126 Blank verse
04/24/2017 If I Am Stuck With You Ill Die 320 Ballad
04/16/2017 Accept Your Stupid 180 Verse
04/08/2017 Seducing Evil No More 107 Verse
02/23/2017 THINKING ABOUT THINGS I REMEMBER THINKING ABOUT 184 Verse
02/22/2017 La la land 265 Prose Poetry
02/09/2017 I HEARD THE WISE WORDS 263 Prose Poetry
02/05/2017 A WRAP 163 Prose Poetry
01/11/2017 New Words 188 Classicism
12/19/2016 THE BOOK OF OLADEJI 140 Blank verse
12/18/2016 Ain't No Freedom Ringing 214 Sonnet
12/18/2016 MAKING GEMS 252 Verse
12/17/2016 HE GAVE ME THAT FEELING 277 Sonnet
12/17/2016 I SENT YOU A POET 246 Political Verse
12/13/2016 My Way Might Penetrate 147 Light Poetry
12/12/2016 Theres A Fool Acting like Hes YOU 185 Light Poetry
12/12/2016 FOOTSTEPS 200 Prose Poetry
12/12/2016 Revealings 174 Blank verse
12/11/2016 TODAY I HEARD THE BIRDS 158 Classicism
12/08/2016 WE ARE NO MORE 503 Free verse
12/08/2016 RETRIBUTION IS NOT MY DOG 186 Dramatic Verse
12/08/2016 Enigma 170 Blank verse
12/08/2016 PEOPLE HEAL THY SELF 199 Blank verse
12/08/2016 NANA AFRICA 528 Verse
12/08/2016 The Other One 140 Political Verse
12/07/2016 POETIZED BABIES 168 Prose Poetry
12/05/2016 Far From My Desires 490 Rhyme
12/04/2016 The Silent Garden 182 Prose Poetry
12/03/2016 AUNTIE 207 Verse
11/28/2016 Conflicts And Farting Cows 228 Prose
11/05/2016 Fatal Blow 199 Political Verse
10/28/2016 LIFELINES 179 Free verse
10/26/2016 My Way Might Penetrate 156 Verse
10/08/2016 Don't Pay Dat No Tention 441 I do not know?
10/04/2016 WE HUMANS LEFT BEHIND 582 Prose Poetry
10/04/2016 EARTH DISTURBERS 326 Prose Poetry
09/29/2016 THE REQUIRED LIFE 196 Rhyme
09/23/2016 The Universe Always Says Yes 418 Free verse
09/21/2016 NATURE 182 Blank verse
09/20/2016 TRUTH BOX 357 Verse
09/16/2016 NEW Word POEM 228 Light Poetry
09/14/2016 Tribute To True Friends 219 Blank verse
09/14/2016 EMPTY SOULS 246 Prose Poetry
09/12/2016 Fungi 268 Verse
08/30/2016 All's Well That Ends Well 370 Prose
08/29/2016 KEEP On Keeping On 204 Free verse
08/29/2016 DEEP STUFF 304 Blank verse
08/07/2016 When Laughter Falls On Gods Ears: 308 Classicism
08/07/2016 Short Days Long Memories 190 Free verse
08/04/2016 Birds Of A Feather 459 Prose Poetry
08/01/2016 CALM 295 Dramatic Verse
06/30/2016 Such A Winner 229 Blank verse
06/27/2016 Promises 459 Verse
06/26/2016 Unfinished 408 Prose Poetry
05/24/2016 THE UGLY TRUTH GETS UGLIER 411 Prose Poetry
05/17/2016 WHEN MY WORDS ARE MORE THAN HEARD 773 Verse
04/27/2016 ORIGINAL THOUGHTS 516 Prose Poetry
04/09/2016 LIGHT YEARS 593 Verse
01/25/2016 THE SUM OF LIFE 629 Blank verse
01/05/2016 TROPHY LOVE 649 Verse
12/27/2015 Prerogative 768 Alliteration
12/25/2015 THE CLOWNS for contest 897 Limerick
12/23/2015 TODAY I HEARD THE BIRDS 601 Classicism
12/22/2015 Laughing At Fools 617 Verse
12/20/2015 THE VISIT 588 Prose Poetry
12/04/2015 WHILE PASSING THROUGH: 604 Prose Poetry
12/03/2015 DAFF 816 Haiku
12/01/2015 BACK TO JuJu 656 Verse
11/27/2015 A BETTER ME 680 Verse
11/12/2015 DEADLOCKED 601 Classicism
10/24/2015 Crepuscule 711 Classicism
10/22/2015 Blog in prose Be the best in the flesh 564 Verse
10/16/2015 MAKE LOVE TO ME 1482 Lyric
10/02/2015 PRINCESS MISLED 1093 Free verse
09/22/2015 THE COURSE 732 Prose Poetry
09/17/2015 JOHN FAVORS 723 Acrostic
09/14/2015 Pigeon Poop 1250 Prose Poetry
09/11/2015 ME 835 Prose Poetry
09/07/2015 NO SUBSTANCE 660 Lyric
08/30/2015 About The Work 678 Free verse
08/26/2015 A Softer Way To Die 1014 Prose Poetry
08/26/2015 ANNOYING GAME 994 Prose Poetry
08/20/2015 WHILE BEAUTY SLEEPS 787 Dramatic Verse
08/16/2015 ARE YOU LONELY OR ALONE 660 Verse
08/06/2015 IMMINENT GRIEF 1039 Dramatic Verse
08/06/2015 THE ENEMY WITHIN 973 Verse
07/30/2015 Precious Ability 891 Prose
07/22/2015 MOVIES IN OUR MINDS 868 Ballad
07/21/2015 Breathe While You Can: 756 Free verse
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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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by Vicki Acquah

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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

By CANDACE MUMFORD

 

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?”