I Sit in my aging indigo tea pot

Brewing dry crackling with time

Scorched by years of trials

Body scars or land mind…

Keeping my heart young

Yet not an easy task

Flowering memories kept

In the metal of my flask.

My spout a bit rusted

From use throughout one’s life

My handle old and wrinkled

My perk stopped long ago in strife.

Waiting to be tossed aside

Where teapots graveyards are

Or perhaps to transform

Into a flowering teapot from afar.

Set upon a a redwood deck

Among Yellow Daffodils and rainbow-colored Moss Rose.

Where I can listen to the sweet music there

Of bird’s symphony chattered up in maple trees rows.

Filled with the richest soil

Planted deep within

Watered with miracle grow

I’m thriving lush green once again.

No longer does the junkyard seem my fate.

I am once again useful

And I have a new gait.

With pastel colors growing my world.

But alas, I was once just an aging teapot…

(c) Eva Marie Cagley

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR Eva Marie Ann Cagley I was born and raised in Waterloo Iowa, where I spent most of my time working with teenagers in a group home and at a Juvenile Detention Center as a counselor. Working with teenagers gave me great joy, having had none of my own… I come from a large family of nine children having six brothers and two sisters. I have always had a love for poetry. It has always been a dream of mine to publish a book of my own poems. My first interest in poetry was when I was in Sixth grade English class and we were studying Robert Frost. I have always had a passion for poetry and believe it is a gift from God…It gives me great pleasure to share my poetry with others. There's little else to say about me as my poetry reflects whom I am. My beliefs, perspectives, trials and tribulations, hopes and despair, dreams of all my lives’ journeys… Given with love I leave you now with a place Where Poets Dream! You can find me on are Facebook… My group on face-book is called Lets Talk Poetry Group You can also find me on Youtube. My books: Available on Amazon Kindle & Lulu.com “Where Poets Dream” “Dancing in Heaven” “I Shall Always Think of You” “The Airwaves of My Soul” “In the Garden of My Mind” “God’s Christmas Miracle”

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