July 2, 2010

imagine my disappointment....

they say this place is
haunted
and
i tend to believe in things like that
due
to my upbringing
~
my parents
~love you mom and dad~
let me see movies
like
carrie and christine
and
the amityville horror
when i was little
like
6
or something
okay fine. i was a teenager. but still. they let me go. unsupervised.
wrong
actually. THEY took me to christine WITH them.
and
guess what
those.movies.are.scary
when you're 6
~
anyhow
oh
you probably wanted a point to this story
right
~
well
here's my point
~
i can't sleep with my bedroom windows open
~
because
there are boogie monsters out there
and
in the movies they come in through the bedroom window
and
then go down to the family room and call you from the phone they find there
and
when you call the police they tell you it's coming from a line inside the house
and
then they put that horrible white mask on and chase you around on halloween
and
when you're showering
there's someone on the other side of the curtain with a really big knife
and
then the man that looks pretty normal
picks you up while you're hitchhiking
after your car breaks down
and
takes you to the prom
where everyone already thinks you're a freak
and
you write
redrum
on the wall
and
then
well
i'm not even touching
silence of the lambs
~
so
you
see
thats.why.i.can't.sleep.with.my.bedroom.windows.open
*
oh
and
my disappointment
?
not seeing any faces or ghosts staring at me through the windows in my photo
since
i really thought
i just might
~


27 comments:

  1. And I thought the Wizard of Oz was bad when I was six ...

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  2. Okay, I'm 56 and I STILL can't watch those movies. Scream just about did me in and I was in my 40's. My poor son! I kept grabbing hold of him and once almost ended up in his lap. He was in college at the time, but luckily it was in our living room and not the theater.
    I finally watched The Birds in my early 50's and now I get all creeped out when I see a bunch on a power line or in a tree.

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  3. Beth,

    I am a true believer in the paranormal. I just think that ghosts are spirits that either fall in love with a place and can't stand to leave it or it's a person that suffered and is still stuck and can't leave for whatever reason. So maybe in that wonderful pic of yours there is a ghost just not ready to show himself/herself to you just yet.

    Angie

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  4. I absolutely cannot watch scary movies either...I still have fears from watching The Mummy (the original) on tv when I was very young...

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  5. not so sure i should've read this right before bedtime . . .

    :) Debi

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  6. Before I was ten my parents took me to see "The Towering Inferno," (people burning to death and jumping out of highrise buildings) "Walking Tall," (family murdered)and "Seven Alone" (parents die, kids try to survive). Maybe it was some sort of lesson they wanted to teach me?

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  7. Having been a forensic nurse for the past 21 years, I tend to gravitate toward true crime and forensic novels. Some of these stories are scarier than any of the wild movies I saw as a child. I try not to be too paranoid about the world.

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  8. i am such a scaredy cat when it comes to scary films no thank you!! this post made me chuckle...as always you can turn something around and make it funny!
    kt

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  9. You didn't mention the Exorcist... which in my opinion should never have been made, it's so horrifyingly scarey.

    And perhaps the ghosts are under your bed, and they can't get out because you keep the windows closed... Just saying :-)

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  10. Soooo right. I was a teenager when I saw "Halloween" and it changed my life. I wouldn't drive at night until I searched the back seat, I wouldn't walk up steps til I looked under them, and I feared the shower. I've never been able to watch a scary movie since. I LOVE your writing. You even make scary, funny! Watch out for the hand under the bed if your legs hang out...

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  11. Ha ha ha.... I still remember watching my very first scary movie when I was probably 8 or 9 years old and putting a pillow in front of my face to hide some of the scary parts. AND, did you know that someone still resides underneath my bed and I just know he's gonna grab my ankles as I am getting into bed one night... Life is just so hard. LOL

    Di

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  12. I love the window open and hubby not so much. I want fresh air as much as possible. I can just picture your little self with your parents at a scary movie. Yikes. My kids got upset when we took them to see Bambi and Bambi's mom's life was ended, that was scary enough for little kids. Nice picture of windows and pretty curtains.

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  13. Oh I so agree with Angie! There are such infinite possibilities and opportunities all there all the time! Keep looking!

    Have to tell you...the word verification was..."uncold"....SEEEEEEEE?????????

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  14. You are a very funny person. And I still get creeped out sometimes when I've waited too long to close the curtains and I look out of that dark window, because of course I'm afraid a scary face will be looking back at me.

    I also remember a little movie called, "Trilogy of Terror" that I watched in my teen years with my brother, about little people who live under the floor boards and drag you down there in the dark of night. Every once in a while that one pops into my head (conveniently when I'm walking the wood floors on my way back to bed at 2 am!)

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  15. I don't worry as much about the window as I do to what is under my bed!!! You know they hide there! Or the closet??? Oh my!!!
    Be alert!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  16. LOL - I get this SO much!

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  17. Geesh, I dunno Beth. I swear I can see a ghost in that window. ;)

    I still can't see those movies as an adult without them making me crazy.

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  18. i love scream and some of those, but silence of the lambs really freaked me out.

    did you hear they're making scream 4?

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  19. WHen I was younger I couldn't sleep with the window open because when the devil possessed Regan, the window flew open. I thought if I left the window open I'd get possessed by the devil. Oh, and I was afraid of smaller motels because of "Motel Hell." I HATE slasher movies, but I kinda like scary thrillers like The Shining, etc. I don't watch them muchk though, cuz then I don't sleep!

    xo Erin

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  20. Dear Beth you make me smile over and over again.
    Love the pic.

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  21. Hahahaha...first of all that photo of the house looks like a face...and I have still never seen most of those movies, I went to see this cheap b-movie called Suspiria when I was around 13 and it totally scarred me for life. Seriously. I didn't look out a window at night for years. I have never seen the exorcist or any of the freddy movies or the sixth sense, although I have seen The Shining and I love to read Stephen King, go figure. My kids have seen them all and they are always trying to get me to watch new ones by telling me they aren't scary, yeah right!
    You are too funny...

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  22. You are cracking me up!! Laughing... laughing... laughing!

    I was actually just dropping in to wish you and yours the happiest Independence Day. May your day be full! May you enjoy laughter shared with family, great food shared with friends, fireworks to make you gasp, a lump in your throat at the anthem, and a full and grateful heart at all we have been given. Happy Fourth of July, my friend!

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  23. I didn't see those scary movies because I could imagine well enough. Now you have scared me and I better not open my window tonight.

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  24. I really do not enjoy scary movies. Oh, I've seen my share but I do not like them.
    Too bad about the open windows. I love hearing the crickets and then in the morning, the birds.

    Now, that was a good movie . . . The Birds.

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  25. I am not sure whether I believe in ghosts or not, but some houses, some places, do give bad vibes to me. They feel evil. Is this house habited? A cheerful family, laughter, prayers soon makes everything all right again. Abandoned places sometimes do give out bad vibes.

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  26. i remember The Birds frightened me so bad at the time - i'm still freaked out by birds flying around me - but I watched it with my daughter not too long ago and it was so funny how bad the special effects were.

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  27. ummm hello..i share your fear, i NEVER sleep with the windows open.....ever, never ,ever........xox

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth