Thursday, July 28, 2016

Life is Not Meant to be Watched on TV


Life is not meant to be watched on TV
It is dancing with little girls when I buy eggs and cheese.
 
No, life is not meant to be watched on TV
Life is counting the children after they play in the sea.
 
Life is not meant to be watched on TV
Life is singing with Octavio and learning Piper-ese.
 
I say life is not meant to be watched on TV
It is eating at Felix's, Miguel's and Pipi's

No, life is not meant to be watched on TV
It is in saying no mas, uno mas, por favor and not, "please."
 
Life is not meant to be watched on TV
Life is having friends like Rodo, Hortencia and Luis
 
No love, it’s true
Life is not meant to be watched on TV
Life is waking up in Barra.
With you next to me.  


— Jody James Buckner


Jody James Buckner's love of traveling and adventure brought him to Barra de Navidad in December of 2009 where he managed to convince a group of talented writers he was one of their peers! Jody reminds us always...'Life is not meant to be watched on TV...'

Jody is one of the co-founders of the Bar None Group and it's about damned time that he appears within these pages. Life is Not Meant to be Watched on TV appears in the third anthology of the Bar None Group — Last Call.