No Planet B

There's no other place like home
Nowhere else for us to roam
Like the planet where we live
Let us all begin to give
To Mother Earth love and care
Above all to be aware
Of all the places we can roam
There's no other place like home

Pops 2017


Context

it sits in the barren tree
open to the world and
makes you wonder
how you missed it
in the spring when
it was full of life
just beginning
or in the summer as
the constant trips
back and forth
back and forth
became just a blur
of existence until
the fall came when
all the teaching and
prodding of trial and
error produced the
anticipated results
of a job well done
and a life beginning
to be well led but
in the winter this
empty nest looks so
lonely and forlorn
to those without
context

Pops 2017


The Naked King

Standing on hallowed ground
Defending his presidenthood
The size of his crowd
Quality of his choices
And his bigly intellect
Attacking detractors
With alternative facts
And grade school bravado
As millions marched in protest
Day one of 1,461
One day at a time
One day at a time
Breathe

Pops, 2017


Dark Before Dawn

Sometimes,
When driving through the rough terrain,
Not thinking that the sun will ever disappear,
You come upon a tunnel.

Sometimes,
When walking through the beautiful hills,
Not expecting the bright day to turn dark,
A storm blots out the blue skies.

Sometimes,
While cozily reading in a warm glow,
Not anticipating the lamp will blink off,
An outage plunges light into darkness.

Remember,
There's a light at the end, forge ahead.
A rainbow will appear, keep looking up.
One small candle can dispell the dark.

Always,
Be the light.

Pops Blair, 2017


Breaking the Cycle

Anger begets hate
Hate escalates to violence
Violence creates sorrow
Sorrow grows into despair
Despair rises to desperation
Desperation builds into anger
Repeat

The cycle continues until broken
by mercy, justice and humility

Peace begets harmony
Harmony escalates to love
Love creates happiness
Happiness grows into joy
Joy rises to contentment
Contentment builds into peace
Repeat

Pops 2016