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Witch

by Robert F. Potts

Witch, I whisper. Beautiful is she

Among the dappled woodlands of the night.

She stands before the altar, radiant sight,

A stunning priestess of the Goddess Three.
 
 

Witch, they hiss, in streets of filthy towns

At she who brought the herbs and healed the child.

They wanted drafts of love and potions wild

 But now make signs behind their velvet gowns.
 
 

Witch, they laugh, you'll talk before we're through.

 You'll tell us what you did and who you saw.

You'll tell us how you followed Satan's law.

Give the rack another turn or two.
 
 

Witch, they growl, from courtroom bench on high

At the broken lady driven near insane

By priestly tests and tortures, bent in pain.

Witch, they shout, tomorrow you will die!
 
 

Witch, they sneer, and laughing pile the wood

About the chains which hold the priestess tight

Against the stake. She waits in quaking fright

Who proud before the pagan altar stood.
 
 

Witch, She whispers. In Her gentle arm

The Goddess holds my lady safe tonight.

The pagan priestess sleeps in Goddess light

At last beyond the Inquisition's harm.

The Dedication to the Goddess , The Goddess in the Kingdom of Death , To Be A Witch , Tears From Heaven , The Dream , Celtic Heartbeat , The Eve of Widwinter , Because the Goddess and God Love Me , So, You Wanna Be a Witch, Eh? , Can you Imagine?? , If I Had My Life to Live Over , Witch , You , First Yule , Cad Goddeu , Colours
A Letter From Mom And Dad , An Open Letter to a Witch , Banner Links , Blessings , The Charges of the Gods , Crafts , Correspondences , Devotions , Dictionary , Goddess Months , Gods and Goddesses , Herbs , Invocations , Magickal Needs , Meditations , Metaphysical , Miscellanous Items , Oghams , Recipes , Redes and Laws , Rituals , Runes , Sitemap , Spells , Short Stories , Tarot  , Text Links , Webrings , What is Wicca? , What Law Enforcment Agencies Need To Know About Witchcraft

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