Pineys like to revel
In stories of the Jersey Devil
Fiction or reality?
Or just a genetic abnormality?
Mother Leeds 13th child
Born unwanted, cursed and wild
Delivered on a stormy night
Gave the midwives quite a fright.
Flew up, up and away
Roams the woods to this day! ....
Or so they say.
Something’s rustling in the trees
Is it only the gentle breeze?
What is that sound you hear?
A known animal or something queer?
Strange footprints in the sand
Made by a monster or made by man?
Is it real or is it a hoax?
Been seen by mighty reputable folks!
Is it really out there, somewhere?
Or is it just an invented scare?
If, in the Pinelands it haunts;
Will you see it on your jaunts?
The Pine Barrens know!
Even if Science says No!
Still the legend persists
The Jersey Devil exists!
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem