Poetry Forum Areas

Introduce Yourself

New to PoetrySoup? Introduce yourself here. Tell us something about yourself.

Looking for a Poem

Can't find a poem you've read before? Looking for a poem for a special person or an occasion? Ask other member for help.

Writing Poetry

Ways to improve your poetry. Post your techniques, tips, and creative ideas how to write better.

High Critique

For poets who want unrestricted constructive criticism. This is NOT a vanity workshop. If you do not want your poem seriously critiqued, do not post here. Constructive criticism only. PLEASE Only Post One Poem a Day!!!

How do I...?

Ask PoetrySoup Members how to do something or find something on PoetrySoup.



You have an ad blocker! We understand, but...

PoetrySoup is a small privately owned website. Our means of support comes from advertising revenue. We want to keep PoetrySoup alive, make it better, and keep it free. Please support us by disabling your ad blocker on PoetrySoup. See how to enable ads while keeping your ad blocker active. Also, did you know you can become a PoetrySoup Lifetime Premium Member and block ads forever...while getting many more great features. Take a look! Thank you!
Get Your Premium Membership


By Coincidence - Vicki Acquah's Blog

About Vicki Acquah
(Show Details...)
Bloggers Photo

Entertainment Bio::

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)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Beauty Marks:

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?”


By Coincidence


Blog Posted:7/20/2014 4:42:00 AM

http://www.poetrysoup.com/poems_poets/poem_detail.aspx?ID=538076

 

http://www.limerickpoemsandpoets.com/poem/the_poem_in_the_mind_458649 / coincidence?/ S.Jagathsimhan Nair ?  

Please Login to post a comment

A comment has not been posted for this blog. Encourage a poet by being the first to comment.

My Past Blog Posts

 
Poets Poet
Date Posted: 12/11/2015 8:01:00 AM
By Coincidence
Date Posted: 7/20/2014 4:42:00 AM
Interacting
Date Posted: 5/12/2014 4:08:00 PM
ANOTHER NEW FORM- MONOTETRA/ EXAMPLE.
Date Posted: 4/4/2014 5:21:00 AM
ANOTHER NEW FORM- MONOTETRA
Date Posted: 4/4/2014 5:18:00 AM
Learning a Blitz style
Date Posted: 4/3/2014 2:00:00 AM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
6/20/2017 What Is New Prose Poetryepic,
6/20/2017 CYCLES Haikuspiritual,
6/6/2017 THE NEWLY HOMELESS Verseage,america,dark,heartbre
5/26/2017 Species Prose Poetryhumanity,love,self,
5/25/2017 SHARING MY GREY HAIR Blank verseinspiration,journey,life,
5/16/2017 THE COLLECTION Verseanger,boyfriend,dark,emot
5/15/2017 SEARCHING THE CLOUDS Blank verseangel,daughter,emotions,g
5/11/2017 INFINITY Proseanger,earth,environment,
4/28/2017 THE OLD SOFA AND THE FLY ON THE WALL Prose Poetryboyfriend,first love,high
4/24/2017 THROUGH DIFFERENT EYES Blank verseappreciation,change,inspi
4/24/2017 If I Am Stuck With You Ill Die Balladdesire,life,sad love,symb
4/16/2017 Accept Your Stupid Verseencouraging,introspection
4/8/2017 Seducing Evil No More Versedepression,devotion,emoti
2/23/2017 THINKING ABOUT THINGS I REMEMBER THINKING ABOUT Versedeep,feelings,memory,
2/22/2017 La la land Prose Poetryallusion,dark,
2/9/2017 I HEARD THE WISE WORDS Prose Poetryjudgement,perspective,rel
2/5/2017 A WRAP Prose Poetryanger,evil,pain,people,pe
1/11/2017 New Words Classicismperspective,poems,word pl
12/19/2016 THE BOOK OF OLADEJI Blank verseperspective,world,write,w
12/18/2016 Ain't No Freedom Ringing Sonnetblack african american,
12/18/2016 MAKING GEMS Versebeautiful,fantasy,for him
12/17/2016 HE GAVE ME THAT FEELING Sonnetfaith,father daughter,lov
12/17/2016 I SENT YOU A POET Political Versepoetry,poets,
12/13/2016 My Way Might Penetrate Light Poetrydeep,homework,
12/12/2016 Theres A Fool Acting like Hes YOU Light Poetryhumorous,vanity,
12/12/2016 FOOTSTEPS Prose Poetrysymbolism,
12/12/2016 Revealings Blank versefriendship,
12/11/2016 TODAY I HEARD THE BIRDS Classicismappreciation,bird,blessin
12/8/2016 WE ARE NO MORE Free verseart,emotions,epic,racism,
12/8/2016 RETRIBUTION IS NOT MY DOG Dramatic Versefor children,forgiveness,
12/8/2016 Enigma Blank verseallusion,black african am
12/8/2016 PEOPLE HEAL THY SELF Blank verseemotions,horror,how i fee
12/8/2016 NANA AFRICA Versebeautiful,inspiration,poe
12/8/2016 The Other One Political Verseanger,courage,
12/7/2016 POETIZED BABIES Prose Poetrycorruption,destiny,earth,
12/5/2016 Far From My Desires Rhymedesire,life,poverty,race,
12/4/2016 The Silent Garden Prose Poetryanxiety,beautiful,emotion
12/3/2016 AUNTIE Verseeulogy,
11/28/2016 Conflicts And Farting Cows Proseabuse,anger,bio,confusion
11/5/2016 Fatal Blow Political Versedark,heartbroken,how i fe
10/28/2016 LIFELINES Free versefriendship,trust,upliftin
10/26/2016 My Way Might Penetrate Versecare,identity,inspiration
10/8/2016 Don't Pay Dat No Tention I do not know?art,history,language,pers
10/4/2016 WE HUMANS LEFT BEHIND Prose Poetrydeath,
10/4/2016 EARTH DISTURBERS Prose Poetryabuse,bangla,betrayal,ear
9/29/2016 THE REQUIRED LIFE Rhymelife,
9/23/2016 The Universe Always Says Yes Free versebaby,poetry,universe,
9/21/2016 NATURE Blank versecreation,
9/20/2016 TRUTH BOX Verseappreciation,encouraging,
9/16/2016 NEW Word POEM Light Poetrypoems,repetition,
9/14/2016 Tribute To True Friends Blank versefriendship,
9/14/2016 EMPTY SOULS Prose Poetryanalogy,people,society,
9/12/2016 Fungi Versedaughter,dedication,i mis
8/30/2016 All's Well That Ends Well Prosemetaphor,
8/29/2016 KEEP On Keeping On Free verseinspirational,poetry,
8/29/2016 DEEP STUFF Blank versenature,
8/7/2016 When Laughter Falls On Gods Ears: Classicismamerica,cheer up,encourag
8/7/2016 Short Days Long Memories Free versefriendship,romantic,true
8/4/2016 Birds Of A Feather Prose Poetrychild abuse,deep,heaven,m
8/1/2016 CALM Dramatic Verseanxiety,fear,war,
6/30/2016 Such A Winner Blank versebeauty,child,daughter,ima
6/27/2016 Promises Verseblack african american,ep
6/26/2016 Unfinished Prose Poetryabuse,america,class,emoti
5/24/2016 THE UGLY TRUTH GETS UGLIER Prose Poetrygrowth,poetry,sorry,
5/17/2016 WHEN MY WORDS ARE MORE THAN HEARD Versemeaningful,together,words
4/27/2016 ORIGINAL THOUGHTS Prose Poetryencouraging,freedom,ident
4/9/2016 LIGHT YEARS Verseepic,future,wisdom,
1/25/2016 THE SUM OF LIFE Blank versemeaningful,mystery,word p
1/5/2016 TROPHY LOVE Verseabsence,lonely,love,poetr
12/27/2015 Prerogative Alliterationemo,epic,growth,perspecti
12/25/2015 THE CLOWNS for contest Limerickfunny,hilarious,lyric,
12/23/2015 TODAY I HEARD THE BIRDS Classicismappreciation,creation,dev
12/22/2015 Laughing At Fools Verseanalogy,epic,wisdom,
12/20/2015 THE VISIT Prose Poetrydeep,eulogy,write,
12/4/2015 WHILE PASSING THROUGH: Prose Poetryamerica,betrayal,black af
12/3/2015 DAFF Haikumeaningful,spiritual,wisd
12/1/2015 BACK TO JuJu Verseafrica,anxiety,black afri
11/27/2015 A BETTER ME Verseart,i am,prayer,
11/12/2015 DEADLOCKED Classicismbetrayal,character,confli
10/24/2015 Crepuscule Classicismblessing,day,eve,imagery,
10/22/2015 Blog in prose Be the best in the flesh Versehumanity,truth,
10/16/2015 MAKE LOVE TO ME Lyricemotions,epic,passion,poe
10/2/2015 PRINCESS MISLED Free versecinderella,growing up,
9/22/2015 THE COURSE Prose Poetryanxiety,conflict,
9/17/2015 JOHN FAVORS Acrosticdevotion,heaven,
9/14/2015 Pigeon Poop Prose Poetrybird,parody,symbolism,
9/11/2015 ME Prose Poetrycharacter,growth,introspe
9/7/2015 NO SUBSTANCE Lyricbeauty,wisdom,word play,
9/7/2015 GOD NEEDS A GREEN CARD Prose Poetryanti bullying,emotions,pe
8/30/2015 About The Work Free verseconflict,metaphor,symboli
8/26/2015 A Softer Way To Die Prose Poetrychildhood,conflict,confus
8/26/2015 ANNOYING GAME Prose Poetrybaseball,humorous,parody,
8/20/2015 WHILE BEAUTY SLEEPS Dramatic Versebeauty,nature,drug,
8/16/2015 ARE YOU LONELY OR ALONE Verseloneliness,time,
8/6/2015 IMMINENT GRIEF Dramatic Versedeep,grief,sorrow,
8/6/2015 THE ENEMY WITHIN Verseirony,life,integrity,
7/30/2015 Precious Ability Prosecourage,god,life,
7/22/2015 MOVIES IN OUR MINDS Balladbeautiful,devotion,fantas
7/21/2015 Breathe While You Can: Free verseangel,blessing,
7/21/2015 MUTINY OF THE MIND Versefeelings,future,

My Photos


Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
PETTY PEOPLE Epigrampeople,power,

Fav Poets

PoetCountry 
Vicki Acquah United States Flag United States Read
James Kelley United States Flag United States Read
eric boddie United States Flag United States Read
H. Penelope Swiftlock Virgin Islands (US) Flag Virgin Islands (US) Read