08 May, 2017


Happy Monday friends! I hope you packed light and got your magic touch:

Cause today we are in SALEM and we will explore:


Salem With Trials:
The Salem witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693. The trials resulted in the executions of twenty people, fourteen of them women, and all but one by hanging. Twelve other women had previously been executed in Massachusetts and Connecticut during the 17th century. Despite being generally known as the Salem Witch Trials, the preliminary hearings in 1692 were conducted in several towns: Salem Village (now Danvers), Salem Town, Ipswich, and Andover. The most infamous trials were conducted by the Court of Oyer and Terminer in 1692 in Salem Town.


A traveler to the past on mind’s light beam.
A visit to that City on a Hill;
The sorcery of justice is the theme.
The Puritans who seek to do God’s will.

Misguided judgments of the most sincere.
Protection of their fortress was the aim.
The banishment of evil’s wicked leer,
they didn't see that heinous sins remained.

A Superstition blinds the righteous eye,
a log protruding out blocks Christian’s sight.
For pure desires innocents will die.
And History lookd back at church’s blight.

Piety of saints was not prevention.
Reputation falling prey to good intention.


The first time I ever came about to know anything of Salem, was from the movie, Hocus Pocus. And I have to say it stuck with me for a really long time.

I actually have read and watch a lot of documentaries, books and just people thoughts about that time in the world, where women, men and even children were being called Witches and burned alive. I have to admit, that while one believe it was all because some lunatics, God fanatics went too far, or that maybe just maybe there was magic in Salem and around Europe at that time, I actually have my own view on this.

Of course, the more romantic and bookish/fantasy thought is that there were truly magic, however, I think, this poem supports what I initially think. People were too uneducated and this Witch Hunt was used a political tool, to get rid of people who cause some trouble. I mean think about it, at that time the only educated people were politicians and Churchmen, who needed smart women or men causing trouble, so what they did they just convinced the high superstitious villagers that they were witches, the devils maids.

In any case, this is such a dark period in our history, and no one should forget it!

See you next Monday!