The New Age Witches

26 Jun

This poem is a series of 12 haiku poems that are strung together in a series to tell a story. I call this style that I created a haiku chain poem. According to Dictionary.com, a haiku is a major form of Japanese verse, written in 17 syllables divided into 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, and employing highly evocative allusions and comparisons, often on the subject of nature or one of the seasons; or a poem written in this form.

This poem introduces the reader to a modern pagan religion called Wicca.

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“The New Age Witches”
By Tyrone Turner
Copyright 2012
All rights reserved

No brooms or black cats.
No cauldrons of boiling brew.
No black, pointed hat.

This is a new day.
Those stereotypes are so
passe. Ignore them.

We believe in one
GOD. We call her Great Goddess.
She is three in one.

The Maiden Goddess,
the Mother Goddess, and the
withered Crone Goddess.

These three represent
purity, fertility.
Wisdom is the third.

Reincarnation.
“Once a witch, always a witch.”
We were here before.

White and black magic.
We tap into the forces
of mother nature.

We advocate good
deeds and frown upon hurting
people. That’s not cool.

Our code of ethics:
“an it harm none, do what ye
will.” The Wiccan Rede.

Air. Earth. Fire. Water.
Spirit. The five elements.
Phases of matter.

Our magic circles
are where we do our work. Most
under a full moon.

Roots in Celtic and
Germanic paganism.
The new age witches.

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