I heard some commotion outside
To find out what it was I ran to the window
I saw a man and a woman fighting
Oh, my God! They were my neighbors below!
The woman hurling personal effects
At the man who was leaving
He gathered up clothes, picked up his keys
And completely ignored her
Eric was just a small fish
She told him he was not worth a dime
There were so many men out there
What she needed was a bigger pond
He looked at her long and hard
Then got into his car and said
I wasted eight years of my life on you
That Olga, I deeply, deeply regret
From behind the window
I watched him drove away
What had gone wrong?
I thought they were happy
How about their children
Where they gonna stay?
If they get a divorce,
It sure will be messy
I came home from work next day
And while opening the front door
The other old neighbor saw me
And she hurriedly came to say:
“Did you hear?”
I asked: what is going to happen now?
After I told her what I have witnessed
She said: nothing, it’s Olgas’ house
Eric is nobody but a guest
I was shocked to the core but she didn’t notice
They were renovating last month and just added a pool
The children she told me are not from Eric
They fought because he started questioning her rules
Apparently Olga started her campaign
Beautifying her house since the time we moved in
She told to the neighbors if that foreign woman
Can find a young rich guy surely she also can
I was speechless but the old woman told me
That is nothing child compare to our neighbor Marie
She first dated a contractor, then a plumber
A carpenter and now someone with big money
All that just to finish her house
Now, she’s with the owner of a menagerie
Did you see her riding her beautiful horse?
She’s gladly parading it around the neighborhood
Clearly, I have to go out more and socialize
I missed out on a lot of things about our community
But then again I’m not that kind of woman
I don’t thrive on gossips and other people’s device
So, I’m going to let them lead their merry lives
the way they see fit without interference from me
I have my own purpose and goals to achieve
They have their own agenda, our lively community.
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