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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 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. 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?”


Interacting


Blog Posted:5/12/2014 4:08:00 PM
Interacting On Poetry soup- Hello Soupers - This is suppose to be a great experience for me, but I am finding that people here read my stuff and never say say hello I was here. I have over 500 visits on certain poems and not One comment...what part of the game is that? Even if you hate the poem at least let me know you've read my work.  An I also want to thank the soup team members that chooses the best of my work, that was a great selection you all chose; Helps to narrow it down for book publishing.
Still I would like if you visit and read my work at least say "KILROY WAS HERE"
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  1. Date: 5/13/2014 11:22:00 AM
    Aww Vicki don't take Roy that way, we ALL SUCK at times, I have been writing daily!!! EVERY DAY since before 2001, I've written about 2000 poems at least 500? LOL have to suck. People don't point out my mistakes when I wait them I WISH THEY WOULD! To me seeing a mistake and not mentioning it to the writer is like letting a 'friend' walk around with toilet paper hanging out the back of their pants! Them don't tell you because they either WANT or don't care if you get embare arsed ;) Ten to 20 comments to others a day may get you 5 or 6 back.

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  1. Date: 5/13/2014 11:17:00 AM
    Hi, Vicky. Do you visit, read, and leave comments on other poets? Usually, if you comment on others Soupers, they return the courtesy. I don't think that TPS chooses our "best poems" ... (they dont even read them) in my case, the list includes the poems that have been fav. many times (also, the ones with more views). Have a great day.

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 5/13/2014 11:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yup what Rueben said they even put up poems in categories which they are not like a sonnet as an ABC poem etc.
  1. Date: 5/12/2014 10:05:00 PM
    Roger that ;) I'm going now be careful what you wish for ;) Light & Love

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 5/13/2014 11:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Waaa hahaha!! I love you, Deborah!
  1. Date: 5/12/2014 6:51:00 PM
    It happens to everyone, Vicki. Some of the views might not be from members in which case the person has no way to comment. But for the most part folks don't comment on a poem unless they like it enough to do so or if they "owe" you a comment (or if its a friend, I suppose). Sad, but true. Negative comments, even if helpful, are rare and even discouraged. Basically, I think that if I have a poem with a ton of views and no comments, it probably sucks. Others opinions might be different.

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    Green Avatar Amy Green Date: 5/17/2014 11:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    This is extremely common here- if you do not comment, most people will comment a few times on your stuff then never again if you do not comment back; and I see this as good and bad. Take all with a grain of salt.
    Acquah Avatar Vicki Acquah Date: 5/12/2014 9:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That explains some of it ...Was not aware that just anyone could read my poems without identifying themselves.Thank you for feeling compelled to let me know I probably suck. lol

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