I woke up one morning and something within me said "write." I ignored it at first because I had recently finished writing a curriculum on Children Bible Stories for the church's Vacation Bible School and Sunday School ministries. But the feeling lingered. I couldn't get rid of it. There was something within that urged me to write. I got a sheet of paper and picked up a pen. My hand began to glide effortlessly across the paper as if some unforeseen person was doing the writing for me. I wasn't thinking of words to say, just writing them. God was using my hand, pen and paper to convey His poetic message to the world. I told everyone that I do not write poetry unless it's on a small scale (teaching children how to) but God chose me to get messages out to the people thru poems. He is the author and finisher of these works and we must give Him the praise. I just thank Him for choosing me to help spread His Gospel through poetry. Mary (Brooks) King was born in Wilkerson, WV to Elder Robert C. Brooks and Mother Louise Brooks in 1937. She grew up in Charleston, WV. She studied at West Virginia State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education. Further scholastic opportunities led her to Baruch College in NYC, Jersey City State College in Jersey City, NJ and Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. Mary King is a three time recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award, one of which was received from Princeton University for the District of Hudson County. Shortly before retirement in 2007, Mary implemented the IBO (International Baccalaureate Organization) curriculum for Demarest and Connors Middle Schools in Hoboken, NJ and was promoted to sixth grade Middle School head teacher, responsible for training and supervising six other established instructors.