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A Devil Lives in New Jersey
by Ed Matlack
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A Devil Lives in New Jersey…


 


His hooves they do prance,


Along the forgotten paths,


Of the pinelands,


Where he does live out his wrath…


 


His mother did damn him,


To roam the forests of pine,


Invoking fear in a child’s spine,


Shiver do they, this creature part equine…


 


Fear even I do have,


To go into the barrens,


At night when the devil does prowl,


No amount of light does scare him off,


His hunger for meat of the human kind,


His only desire, he will eat it raw, devouring your mind…


 


Animals do all hide in terror,


They know this creature, make no error,


He has been around these parts,


Since its own dawn of birth,


Set apart from humans, he does fear nothing…


 


Is this just a Halloween poem?


Or is the devil real, do we know em’?


The pineys do know of his presence,


It makes them quite tense,


Fear of the unknown certainly does make sense…


          poppywrittED ~ 10/18/04

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Reviewed by michelle noble 2/11/2008
iv watched things about the jersey devil the myth and rumors of his existence. i loved the poem so cool. you did well at this one keep them comeing
Reviewed by R. Vance 11/12/2006
I've been afraid of the Jersey Devil since I first learned of "it". Thanks for adding to that chill. I love it :-)
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 10/22/2004
"fear of the unknown certainly does make sense" sigh... Ed, just when I thought it was safe to settle in, get a little smirky at your scary but inviting story, you Blam me with this line, which once again sent my eager mind into so many directions, it made one thought impossible. One right after another, as I've just been reading you, I'm hit with your depths... your poetic wisdom... carefully blended inside seemingly innocent, straightforward poetry. You are evolving, even as you still and hopefully always will, churn out your infectious hilarity! I'm a willing reader, indeed! katy xox.
Reviewed by Joyce Hale 10/20/2004
Ah, Ed, you chill and thrill! I remember the Pineys while growing up - they seemed dark and forbidding at times, and adventuresome and endless at times. Good write! I enjoyed it very much.

Peace.
Reviewed by Cynth'ya cynthyaspeaks@gmail.com 10/19/2004
Let this be a lesson to all who venture its borders: Don't swim in, nor drink the water in New Jersey.

Go on with ya bad self, Vincent Price Jr.,
blessin's Ed,
cynth'ya
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 10/19/2004
Scary...I'm glad I'm not in Jersey!!

Yipeeeeeeeee!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 10/19/2004
Yeah, why do we need this devil in Jersey with our other assorted wackos, bring him on! Ooops. What am I saying? He might hear me. Where's the delete button.
Reviewed by Edwin Larson 10/19/2004
Enjoyed...It seems we are on the same wave-length today...All Hallows Eve approaches...Hoo Hoo Hoo Haa Haa Haa (sinister laugh w/ echo effects) :)
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