My Cup Of Joy

My Cup Of Joy

A Poem by Marie Harrison

A Personal Poem
















My Cup of Joy

By chance we met one sunny day

Our fate set into motion


Your affections lifted me up to soar

High above all others


How exhilarating it was

To feel the refreshing

Winds of Spring rush over me

As I rested in your

Arms of steel


Your source of endless

Love gave me the courage

To fly farther than

I had ever flown before


I reached for the

Stars and caught them

I circled the moon

With moonbeam thoughts of you


How was I to know that

You were a mere mortal

That your love had

Its carnal limitations

That I could never meet


Your hungry eyes would soon seek the

Desire and validation of another


When I needed my strength the most

I was broken


At the time when I should

Have been driven and focused

I faltered with my shame

And scattered Thoughts


But every need I had was somehow met

My wounds were dressed

My plate filled daily


This is when the struggle of my life began

The time my life got very interesting

Picking up the fragmented pieces

Of my life again

Rebuilding when you walked away


This is the type of glory that outweighs

All others because it’s the mighty force

Of eternal strength that

Carried me through this time


With this type of mysterious power

Who knows where I’ll go next

Now that my cup of joy is full










© 2011 Marie Harrison

Author's Note

Marie Harrison
I'm not finished with this poem. But I want the dust to settle, to let it breathe before I make any changes to it. Let me know what you think if you read it.

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I love the line "rest in your arms of steel."

Posted 7 Years Ago

Great poem! Started out strong and stayed strong to the last word! I applaude you for this poem! When one is torn down it's hard to pick yourself up and dust off and pull through! You did, BRAVO!!

Posted 7 Years Ago

Marie..For me this is your best piece yet.
Wonderfully written, so beautifully descriptive. Bravo!

Posted 7 Years Ago

I think it's prefect the way it is!
Emotions flow all through it and you bought out it started out like a happy ever after, then turned to he wasn't what you thought and ended getting her life back! EXCELLENT!!

Posted 7 Years Ago

There's only two lines I didn't like were "The time my life got very interesting" and "With moonbeam thoughts of you".
The first just seemed out of place.
And the second I just thought it sounded kind of silly in a bad way.
You said it wasn't finished so it is a really good rough draft.
It'll become a very good poem. :)

Posted 7 Years Ago

well even though you aren't finished yet, I love it. its beautiful!

Posted 7 Years Ago

I really like this poem. You really go through the spectrum of emotions and do it really well. It isn't rocky but rather makes smooth transitions. I really love it. Great job.

Posted 7 Years Ago

There is such a mingling here... both of joy and pain... You lift the spirit and show us how another can inspire... and you share the heartbreak of life as well.. All this with a cup still so full.. Beautiful confessions.

Posted 7 Years Ago

I like the poem. Cups of joy can be full and life is fair. Can fall apart leaving us with a empty cup. I like the wisdom so far in the poem. Sometime need to find reasons to go forward. Need to fill the cup with dreams and hope. A excellent poem. Made me think a bit.

Posted 7 Years Ago

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uplifting and inspirational..moving through the tide of the emotions that are felt at each stage of a relationship and finishing with the finding oneself again! great writing

Posted 7 Years Ago

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23 Reviews
Added on February 22, 2011
Last Updated on February 22, 2011
Tags: LIfe, Lessons, Experiences, Love, Strength, Mystery, Winds of Change


Marie Harrison
Marie Harrison

Atlanta, GA

Momma told me to get out and enjoy life, so now I'm going to dance. more..


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