Music Friday #23: “Neighborhood” by Space – My Neighbours

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loReEUwxemM

 

‘Don’t go in there mister

There’s witches in there.’

The old dark house set back on the hill

Nestled in our neighbourhood

Its dark walls and darkened doors

Harboured old ladies

Aging spinsters

Reclusive and alone.

One wondered what they did

In those hours after dark

When silence must have been greater

Than any waking hour.

Did they conjure potions

Perform rites around the kitchen stove?

Did they read their bibles

Discuss Leviticus

The gospels and St Paul?

They were the old ladies of my childhood

Behind closed doors they kept the world at bay

Time robbed them of a life any different

I wonder what secrets they took to their graves.

 

Written for: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2016/01/01/music-friday-23-neighborhood-by-space/

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11 Responses to Music Friday #23: “Neighborhood” by Space – My Neighbours

  1. “Behind closed doors they kept the world at bay/Time robbed them of a life any different/I wonder what secrets they took to their graves.”
    Bittersweet. Perhaps they once opened the door, and stepped outside. That life holding the secrets. That time didn’t rob them of all outer life, no matter how rich their inner ones.

  2. This is such a riveting read 😀 well penned!

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

  3. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    This is such a riveting read 😀 well penned!

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

  4. Perhaps they cast a spell on you so you would remember them to the end of your days. 🙂

  5. Now you’ve got me curious lol. Is this a start to a short story or more?

    • Good point, they did exist two doors up from me in my childhood and I did wonder about the life they led….but they were old ladies by then……the opening line was actually said to me one day as I went in the visit by some boys wandering by…..these old ladies must have been a curiosity to so many when in fact they were just little old ladies and my neighbours…

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