Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Call to Bad Lip Reading of Narcos 
A disaster brings about a phone call 
A Drug Enforcement Agency plan turns into a dsiaster 


The Call (free form poem) 

Hello
Just called you up to check how you’re doin’
Yes it is me
I’m doin’ fine
I miss you too
-
Hello
Hello
They’re all doin’ fine
Brenda landed a new job
Jimmy has a girlfriend
Michelle discovered makeup
Me
I’m dealing with it
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Hello
Hello
Hello
Yes I heard
That’s why I’m callin’
How are you holdin’ up
I’m sorry I just found out
I should have called more often
How are the kids takin’ it
I know I know It must be so confusing
But why didn’t you call me when this happened
I know I know
Listen
I’ll catch the next plane there
I should be there by tomorrow
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Hello
Hello
Hello
Hello
Is anyone there


One side of a mysterious phone call makes up this free form poem. I'll be the first to admit this verges on the world of flash fiction. And yet, what is a poem?

This phone call was inspired by a strange story about Tim and Tabitha. Arlene and I met them in college. The bet going around was which would come first: marriage or graduation. It was in my third year when it happened. Tim and Tabitha broke up. What the exact cause was was very unclear. The girl got one story. We guys got another. Arlene and I stayed friends with them both. They both got married shortly after they graduated. But not to each other. About three years latter, Tabitha's husband got a job opportunity in Texas. Their parents threw a big Farewell/Good Luck party. At the party was Tim And his wife. As Arlene and I were off dancing during the disco era, Tim got into parenting. It seems that Tim stayed in touch with Tabitha. When we had dinner or lunch together, Tim would catch us up with the latest news about Tabitha and her family. The same year Arlene and I bought our house, Tim's wife was diagnosed with cancer. After almost a year she died. At her funeral was Tabitha and her husband. Tim was getting back on his feet when Arlene got some dreadful news. Tabitha's husband was killed in a car accident. Tim rushed off to be with her.

End of story No, Tabitha and Tim never remarried; including each other. Tabitha moved back into the Bay Area. The couple became the closest of friends.

Maybe it's just me. It seems that there is an order to life. We have a couple, who weren't meant to marry each other. They built a bond for the harsh times which lay ahead. Then I look at me. The right person for the right time. There were so many things, big and small, that I was the perfect person for. And all that went before to bring me to each moment. Even Arlene. She was brought to a school's PTA at just the right moment when the "old leader" retired. Timing or life? Look at our life. Perhaps there was an (or more) order or purse that seemed so right. Sure, it could be some random events that happened to come together. Or, a door that opened and we took the opportunity of. Even all of these are pretty amazing. Life is amazing. And it's all there for us to Enjoy.


And this all started with a phone call: Free Realms performing Lady Gaga's "Telephone"



Meanwhile in Columbia 


Narcos is a crime drama web television series created and produced by Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard, and Doug Miro. Season 1 originally aired on August 28, 2015, as a Netflix exclusive. Set and filmed in Colombia, Seasons 1 and 2 tell the story of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, who became a billionaire through the production and distribution of cocaine. The series also focuses on Escobar's interactions with drug lords, DEA agents, and various opposition entities. Season 3 picks up after the fall of Escobar and continues to follow the DEA as they go up against the rise of the infamous Cali Cartel.
Here is Bad Lip Reading and their version of Narcos. "'SOY PABLO' Extended Trailer -- A Bad Lip Reading of Narcos, a Netflix Original Series



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25 comments:

  1. There can seem to be an order when you look at it, but then that is looking back. So maybe in order to see the order we create it.

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    1. An excellent point.
      Thank you. I appreciate you bringing this possibility to the forefront.

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  2. I am with Pat Hatt here. I don't believe there is a predestined order. I do believe in consequences. Tim and Tabitha's friendship was the strongest part of their relationship. Nurturing it through breakups, marriages to other people, and tragedy served them well.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
      Tim and Tabitha certainly were inspirations.

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  3. Intriguing poem. I was drawn to it. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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    1. Thank you for your comments and the pleasure of your visit.

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  4. I enjoyed reading. A good free-form poem, well done. I think we create our own paths in life, with influences from others! Glad Tim and Tabitha remained friends, life's too short to have resentment. They both suffered and helped each other. Shame they never remarried, it's nice to share your company with someone. Life is amazing and we should make the most of it. Enjoy your week.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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    1. Thank you for your regards.
      I appreciate you sharing your thoughts and feelings.
      Life is amazing and we should make the most of it.
      Blessings

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  5. We have a couple,
    who weren't meant to marry each other.
    They built a bond for the
    harsh times which lay ahead

    Aware of some friends in such a situation. Somehow they don't click after a time! It adds spice to life perhaps, Martin!

    Hank

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    1. Thank you for adding some added credence to this edition. It is much appreciated.

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  6. I just had a conversation with someone yesterday about doors of opportunity. I think the key to these opportunities is to understand them and turn the knob at the precise time. I have often told others "this is the time", sadly they don't listen to me and the door of opportunity closes. I too have missed out on some opportunities. I can see it now, but it doesn't change the course of events. As time is "now" and yesterday is no longer here.

    We travel through the door of life once we need to enjoy all that we can. Are we the master of our destiny or is destiny our master?

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    1. I think your understanding of opportunities gives you an advantage. How to make this advantage work for you is the challenge. We have missed opportunities but you are learning. And making the most of the journey.
      Dream on...

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  7. Enjoyed reading this...glimpses of life....!!

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    1. Thank you for enjoying, So good to see you.

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  8. The poem make me think how life and time can just slip away.
    Lisa

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    1. If it makes you feel better, both Tabitha and Tim had a good life.
      Thank you for all the smiles.

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  9. I am very moved by this poem and story. I am glad they were there for each other as friends. Thank you for sharing this.

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  10. A very touching story and poem Life is unpredictable. The people who are meant to be in our life will always be there and it is not necessary that they be with us the way we want them to. It is all destiny, but the happy thing about it is that the people are still with us and doesn't matter in what way they are.

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    1. Thank you for the blessing of you thoughts.
      I appreciate the gift of your insight.

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  11. Beautiful story, it touched my heart.

    I believe in the destiny .

    When one tries 100% and get nothing here comes the will of Creator, the destiny

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    1. Thank you. I'm so glad that you enjoyed.
      From this side of life it does look like destiny.

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