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The Devils Claws

Watching the Jacaranda tree
Pollarded for the season
Just like the devils hands
Reaching up, but for what reason?

They are waiting to catch the unsuspecting
Waiting for them too fall
Under the jacaranda tree
Waiting for them all.

Its trunk a boney arm
Its branches outstretched to clasp
Waiting for the unfortunate ones
Those that don’t know how to ask.

Ask for forgiveness, for their wanton ways
The devil Jacaranda, watching those that play
They fall under his tree, his boney fingers then grab
He takes you down to hell, for some it’s not too bad

For those that fell short 
And those their soul did sell
Avoid the Jacaranda tree
It’s your passage way to hell

© 27/01/2012

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  1. Date: 3/10/2013 1:10:00 PM
    Geez...I've got one in my yard....I'm a little scared of it now!!! I do love the purple carpet it lays out though ;-) This is a very original piece...thanks for sharing....Love Roobs xxx

  1. Date: 1/28/2013 11:07:00 PM
    wonderfully penned Mandy...rush of profound thoughts I get here.....great job....

  1. Date: 1/28/2013 10:20:00 AM
    Hi Mandy you really bring back lots of memories for me here, the avenue where i worked in Perth W.A was full of those trees, beautiful flowers that turned the grass carpets to blue,, this is a lovely poem,, with your wonderful imagination, and intrepretation, well honed, love reading this, love your poetry,,,,

  1. Date: 1/27/2013 9:31:00 PM
    l get this idea that the "jacaranda tree" is a no go-area. l enjoyed this piece, thanks.

  1. Date: 1/27/2013 5:39:00 PM
    Wow, spooky but really a great work Mandy :D another beautiful poem by you :D - hug, yanny

  1. Date: 1/27/2013 1:49:00 PM
    i don't know what this tree looks like, but your poem gives me some idea. i love the idea of it and especially like your last verse.

  1. Date: 1/27/2013 11:31:00 AM
    Amazing write my friend! Mandy you have created a scary piece here, one of magnificence however! I truly loved reading this intense poem this afternoon! What a crafty little write, Great Work!!