Although you write, "I am new to hoodoo,"
you have been a member of this forum for almost two years now (you joined us on December 13, 2011), so this comes as a bit of a surprise to me.
About one year ago, in December 2012, you wrote in a thread about crossroads rituals, "I am considering doing the crossroads ritual to become a better writer. I write mostly fiction."
You were seeking to improve your writing skills and were willing at that time to undergo one of the more arduous hoodoo rituals known.
Shortly after that, in January, 2013, you wrote, in a thread about the use of menstrual blood in hoodoo: "I'm guessing none of you have ever heard of blood magic? I'm an eclectic witch and use many different types of magic from many different places."
You thought that African Americans knew nothing about blood magic? Huh? I folded your post into the long-long thread on menstrual blood spells, hoping to give you a free clue, and i hope you picked up on it.
Now, in November 2013, after posting a bardic incantation, and being told that this form of poetry is not traditional to the practice of rootwork, you write, "Well I know that I've read somewhere that hoodoo is a mixture of other magical practices. So I don't know why I wouldn't be able to incorporate a incantation into my spell?"
The answer to your question is simple. Hoodoo is not yours to make or remake. It is not the provenance of "eclectic witches." It is African American folk magic. Until you understand that, you will go around and around with us in circles. Two years you have been here -- look it in the face: Hoodoo is African American folk magic. Absorb that.
Yes, like African American people, who are generally of mixed races and cultures, hoodoo is a mixture of magical beliefs, knowledge, and practice from several cultures (African, Native American, Anglo-Saxon, Gaelic, Jewish, etc.) but it is a SPECIFIC MIXTURE. It is not a random mixture. It is a mixture created by and perpetuated by and developed by African American
people, and although it is mixed, and there are regional and chronological variations in the mix, it is always recognizable as what it is.
It is not is not a mixture that you, or anyone who does not claim African American culture as his or her own, can simply appropriate and pretend to possess and rewrite. You may join in -- black American society is not a closed or formally initiatic society -- but if you do so, you need to start with the understanding that you will begin as a guest.
Imagine being invited over to your black school friend's house for dinner, and the family sits at table and the father says to the older brother, "Son, please say grace." If you are a good guest, you will bow your head and listen. It may be the same as the grace said in your house, and it may not be the same -- you might be Jewish, for instance, or Hindu -- or you might not even have ever heard the word "grace" used before in the context of eating dinner, because in your family it is called the "blessing" or because such a thing is never done in your house at all. But ... if you are a good guest, you will listen, and learn.
And the next time you eat at that home, you will listen again.
Is the "grace" always the same, or does the wording vary?
Is it always the older son who says it, or do the children and parents take turns?
If you come to dinner often enough, will YOU be asked to say grace?
If you are asked to say grace -- can you do so appropriately, without saying it in Hebrew or Hindi, or stumbling in your words out of embarrassment and fear?
This is how i learned to say grace, and this is how i learned hoodoo as well. I listened.
You, curiouskate, need to listen.
People are being very patient with you, trying to educate you, trying to tell the truth, but you are not listening.
There is no rule-set that governs hoodoo. There are no hoodoo police who will say that your incantatory poem is not allowed in hoodoo. But, truly, although recitation of Psalms is traditional in hoodoo, the poetic or bardic form of spell-casting you are representing is not authentic to this tradition, and you cannot expect us to welcome it as part of the texture of African American folk magic just on your mistaken say-so.
If you are really interested in hoodoo -- where it came from, what it is, who are its culture-bearers, and how it is practiced -- you might enjoy reading these web pages about it. Perhaps then you will understand the viewpoints of those who are explaining to you that incantations, bardic poems, and "writing spells" are simply outside the cultural provenance of conjure and rootwork:
Hoodoo History from "Hoodoo in Theory and Practice" by catherine yronwodehttp://luckymojo.com/hoodoohistory.html
Hoodoo and Religion from "Hoodoo in Theory and Practice" by catherine yronwodehttp://luckymojo.com/hoodooandreligion.html