Wavering Poppies

Where does anger come from,
Pent-up emotions waiting to explode?
Built up over time suspended…
Yet ever present on the sub-conscious,
Floating to the surface like a barren leaf
At unexpected times.
Losing control of one’s emotions
No longer held intact but felt.
With full force, the impact upon
One’s inner soul bringing about
Feelings of sadness and hurt along its way
As a child, left alone once again.
Striking back at the attackers of its core
The Id the being of inner self
Making aware the danger of the up hill
Battle within one’s inner soul.
I journey as one standing alone
Keeping your secrets close to my heart
Not judging or condemning, but
Protecting my inner child within.
Never passing judgement on the integrity
Of your decisions made.
Only offering advice that falls on death ears
Knowing the denial, you live within.
While you in your reality live in the make- believe world,
Full of lies and betrayal
Lying even to self the truth
That is so visible as the warm sun shining on a wintry day.
Never really understanding or asking
Just how was my day, how am I feeling?
Doesn’t matter now that you have once again closed that door
To the trust once given, like a SILVER dollar in your pocket.
You only understand the riches of the world
Not the riches of the heart.
I know the existence of wanting
Of having less than in this material world.
I can be content in the knowledge
Of what I have!
The inner peace within my soul
The heart I wear upon my sleeve.
Forever giving in this world
That only takes from you
And threatens your very
Yet I am but a speck in this world
I cry out useless words
Upon the vast internet of space,
Empty of feelings and emotions.
Gone the rainbows after the rain
Gone the pot of gold left for spoils
No real riches found there as the riches
Were within the beauty of the rainbow colors.
A color wheel now of emotions all forming
Causing more thunder in my world.
Longing for the sunshine anew
To start the day fresh as a baby.
Innocent eyes falling upon a mother’s form,
Looking for the love of unconditional values.
That no longer seems to exist in this world
Only self-conceit that breeds hate,
Oh, feel me those who have the ears to hear me
Shine your ever brightest light upon me
Take me from this darkness that closes in
Release me from the chains that hold my soul.
Bring me into the field full of wild poppies
Wavering in the Warm summer breeze.
Walk with me into the beauty contained
Here within my mind the places that I stroll.
My sanctuary!


Eva Marie Cagley
Eva Marie Cagley
Eva Marie Ann Cagley was born in 1958 to Frank and Priscilla Cagley. Raised in Waterloo Iowa, U.S. She spent most of her time working with teenagers as a counselor. Working with teenagers gave her immense joy, having had none of her own… She came from a large family having nine children. She has always had a passion for writing and believes it is a gift from God… There's little else to say about her as her writing reflects who she is. Her beliefs, perspectives, trials, tribulations hope and despair, dreams of all her life’s journeys…She currently has five poetry books published and a Miracle story. Her poetry and essays are on various ezines and blogs. Her poetry books can be purchased, on Amazon and Lulu. Book titles: “In the Garden of My Mind,” “Dancing in Heaven,” “The Airwaves of My Soul,” “Where Poets Dream,” I Shall Always Think of You,” “God's Miracle Story.” Her personal web page is She is in the book “To Be or Not to Be a Writer” by, Sweetycat Press publications. Available on Amazon. Who's Who of Emerging Writers 2021 published by Sweetycat Press. Also available on Amazon. The Beacon Ezine, (Poetry). Spillwords (Poetry) Honor of Socialite of the year 2021. The Academy of the Heart and Mind, (Poetry and essay). Wink Writers in The Know Magazine & Blog (Essay and poetry). Journey of the Heart, (Poetry). Wildfire Publications LLC, Inc. (Poetry and articles). Grey Thoughts, (Essays, Poetry). The New Zealand Blog (Articles and poetry). She has also been found in numerous anthologies. You can find the links to all her published works at She currently authors articles for Wildfire Publications LLC quarterly Magazine. And is a Featured Contributor for BizCatalyst 360°. She has always had the desire to write and takes her work seriously. She has just recently become aggressive by submitting her work. She is pleased with her success!

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