About the Author: John Marinelli

I began my journey into the poetic arena while in college as an assignment in a humanities class. I asked the Lord for a poem and have been writing ever since. Many of my poems won awards from poetry groups that no longer exist. I finally gave up on self recognition and sought to use my gifting to glorify Jesus. I have framed poetry in a Christian bookstore and authored a 150 page all Christian Poetry spiral bound book called "Fragile Flower Red".

My gifting has made a way for me to be a blessing to others and is the essence of "The Fellowship of Christian Poets". As co-founder with my wife, I look forward to helping others become a blessing through the gift of poetry.

I hope the following poems will bless you and keep your heart close to God.