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Tim
San Luis Obispo, CA
Husband, Dad, Pops - President at Native Trails, Inc. in SLO, Simplicity and peace fill my well to share with those around me.
Interests: family, simplicity, sustainability, contentment, compassion, world hunger relief, peace
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"With All My Love", I always say But clearly that's not true For our love grows with every day And it's all because of you With every year that passes by A more beautiful woman I see And even though you're sixty-five You're still nineteen to me Happy Birthday Catherine... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2021 at Pop's Poetry
When eternity dies We must seek out wisdom Present justice is elevated Legacy becomes paramount When eternity dies Peace can be conceived Hope will be in the present Faith grows from knowledge Love is formed from inside out When eternity dies Today is reborn Pops Blair 2021 Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2021 at Pop's Poetry
One day, when the sun shines again and I finally feel the warmth it brings I’ll feel like singing but not just any song, it must be perfect one that keeps the sun out of the clouds I may never sing Pops 2021 Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2021 at Pop's Poetry
“Kiss me, I’m Irish, it’s lucky you know”, Is not something I’d normally say. Though it is funny and almost all true, My Grandma Gaghagen would not approve, Except on Saint Patrick’s Day. So kiss me, I’m Irish and lucky to be, We can wish all our problems away. Let’s... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2021 at Pop's Poetry
That time you drove past the single mom Changing a tire in the rain You didn’t stop to help And missed a few minutes of palpable joy Or when you scolded the dad at the store Buying last minute diapers With a screaming child And brought hell into play for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2021 at Pop's Poetry
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The whole world exists In this single flower bloom Yellow like the sun Pops 2021 Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2021 at Pop's Poetry
Following tradition I memorize the dogma Never questioning nor diverging The way is clear and harsh My steps and thought, straight I follow the path Rejecting tradition I rebel against the dogma And question all before me As I come to the end of the path To stop, deep in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2021 at Pop's Poetry
Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you How do you know what others want done to them Is it the same as what you want done Different cultures, genders, orientations, races Could have, and do have, different desires “I’d like this done to me, you must... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2021 at Pop's Poetry
You Reap what you Sow What a wonderful concept to live by Karma is not a bitch rather mischaracterized It’s a lifelong pursuit of the Good True Beautiful Planting these firmly in good soil Along your path Beside the way The sprouts of your journey You may never see Those... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2021 at Pop's Poetry
Not mystical, Finding the true self Is as common as breathing Not spiritual, Seeing the ultimate Is as normal as walking Not enlightening, Being instead of doing Is as ordinary as bathing In the commonplace There is serenity The everyday even mind Pops 2021 Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2021 at Pop's Poetry
It’s not a race The finish isn’t the goal The journey is the end And the beginning The Tao says the walls Of a house are only important To create the empty space Where life can happen To keep out the weather Is important, but without The empty space A... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2021 at Pop's Poetry
From take a knee outrage To take a life insurrection Bookends to a failed experiment White nationalism White supremacy White privilege “White fragility” Supported by an Evangelical cult Itself with two bookends Unborn babies Religious privilege While born babies get put in cages The other is outcast Other colors Other... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2021 at Pop's Poetry
seek to understand, then be understood how long will that take? how patient can we be? how do you understand racism? who can understand ignorance? it’s a prayer of the ideals of St. Francis it’s a maxim from the mind of Covey a good thing under normal circumstances but change... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2020 at Pop's Poetry
The noise is unbearable I cover my weary ears, which doesn’t help at all Every source is switched off Yet the ceaseless sounds of war still rage on at will This isn’t about guns Though the sound of rapid-fire won't dissipate It’s not just politics Though the endless voices won’t... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2020 at Pop's Poetry
be Inventive do Something embrace Originality try Laughing resist Anger forget Time love Excessively Pops - 2020 Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2020 at Pop's Poetry
Stepping into the unknown, unburdened, unaware Of what will come, what will be, what we’ll do As a community of lovers and haters, dreamers and dividers Hoping things will change to stay the way they’ve always been I take a breath and let it out - take a breath and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2019 at Pop's Poetry
Wisdom is not accomplished It is earned Not by listening to the same But different Opening up new sources And new minds To mine the riches found In diversity Of culture, of gender, of spirit Outside yourself And what you think you know To what you don’t Then applying that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2019 at Pop's Poetry
In my barren garden Hands in the dirt I plant the Three Sisters With hope as a gentle guide The corn sister stands tall Reaching the sky Ready to be a support She is a beacon of peace The bean sister comes next Climbing the stalks Giving back to the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2019 at Pop's Poetry
We released you Copper Dog To join with the interbeings Giving your one-eyed wisdom Like a salty-dog pirate To your crew of raccoons and opossums And the rag tag kittens of pets past You released us Copper Dog And embraced the great unknown To clear it for us of anything... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2019 at Pop's Poetry
In a life’s time love touches mortal longing to create being For the lucky timeless love moves within to seed other Most find one some experience an other few know both For those destined to feel the pull between life is love Pops 2018 Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2018 at Pop's Poetry
Eggnog in my coffee A crisp breeze in the morning air Leaves falling and my heart brimming With love for all things As the sun peeks over the hills To wake the world to Thanksgiving This one day to remember You are who you are You have all you have... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2018 at Pop's Poetry
There are moments when the world stops breathing A sharp inhale and then silence And for a few seconds you can hear You can see You can smell You can taste and feel what is supposed to be I hold my breath with the world in the stillness I focus... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2018 at Pop's Poetry
There are no words, Heavenly or Earthly That can justify The inhumanity We are seeing today. Pulling the children From Mother’s arms, From Father’s care, To put them in cages Is not following law. It’s swallowing justice. It’s wallowing in racism. It’s the hollowing out Of values that separate Democracy... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2018 at Pop's Poetry
Age is relative, so I’ve heard them say. Them, you know, the people over 60. Joining the Them ranks, I say Age is relevant only if you choose To let it define you, which is why I choose to define 60: it’s way Younger than it was when I was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2018 at Pop's Poetry
There is something far beyond That draws us closer to itself And further from comfortable. May you feel today the power of presence, And experience today the pull of passion As you walk today the path of peace. Bring us with you. Pops 2018 Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2018 at Pop's Poetry