Poems to Rebecca, “A Father’s Heart Exposed” is a book of poetry that speaks of a father’s struggle to establish and maintain a relationship with his daughter through life’s bitter circumstances. The author recants happenings in the development of his daughter’s life from birth to age seven. He speaks to the injustices that he and other Bahamian fathers face as a result of a dispassionate justice system. The poems in this collection highlight the author’s fears and concerns regarding his role as father; and through sheer determination, love outweighed the law as the season of longsuffering turned to joy. The author outlines the expectations he has for his daughter as she journeys through adolescence to womanhood. He hopes that the legacy he has deposited in these poems will be passed on to upcoming generations.
Parents will love this book, especially the latter poems which highlight the period during and after, when Rebecca lived with her father. Readers will find that the advice contained within this book will serve as a solid foundation in the development of any child, whether male or female.