A Healing Brew (100WCGU)

Today Julia gave the 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups with a little reluctance, but asked us to ” create a recipe of a dish fit for a witch.” I chose to take a slightly different approach, since I: a) prefer the image of witch as related to Wicca  and b) am very concerned about my father who has Alzheimer’s and just went into the hospital today. I decided to use the concept of healing herbs for my “recipe” and found this website as a reference. Julia, I hope you understand. Please visit the challenge for other entries.

Gather thee, sisters three
to use the power of magic that heals

A dash of rosemary
a sprinkle of dill
combat many different ills.

Oregano to disinfect
Cayenne to relieve pain.

Cilantro washes toxins out
Mint to calm digestive strain.

Curry powder
fights evil disease that strips away dignity.

Parsley protects our bodies plumbing
to improve health for one more day.

Sprinkle basil for additional aid
add a pinch of ginger to keep sickness away.

Stir it into a special brew
Mixed with words of prayer and love

Add the mixture to any meal

Let those who suffer
Blessed be!



21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lisaspiral
    Oct 29, 2012 @ 15:15:17

    I like this one! Sorry about your father. I know that’s not easy. We went through it with my Mother-in-law.


  2. sharon
    Oct 30, 2012 @ 03:23:02

    Thanks for sharing this. Hang in there!


  3. annahalford (@anhalf)
    Oct 30, 2012 @ 13:38:00

    Sending best wishes to you and your family.

    Re the piece- how clever to weave the uses of these herbs and spices into a (rhyming) poem. Great job.


  4. brudberg
    Oct 30, 2012 @ 14:23:37

    Very nice poem, and a big fan of rhymes and rhythm. Well done, and a subject that touch my soul.


  5. Delft
    Oct 30, 2012 @ 16:58:30

    I’m not Wiccan, but love the formula.
    Blessed be.


  6. Sparks In Shadow
    Oct 31, 2012 @ 10:58:07

    I see you took more of the Wiccan angle, too, with this prompt. I found it very interesting. I’m sending out good wishes for your dad.


  7. newpillowbook
    Oct 31, 2012 @ 18:59:42

    Creative approach! And good wishes for your father.


  8. Nat
    Nov 01, 2012 @ 17:50:43

    Very well written! and clever! Hang in there!


  9. Kokomo
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 11:22:54

    I don’t see how this is not a recipe fit for a witch? Who says witches can only do bad? This is really nice! Hope your dad is doing better!


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