Life Renewed. By Rudy H. García. ISBN:13: 978-1722656799. $22.95
The inspiration and composition for this book of poems came from three vital sources in my life. My lovely wife Rita Catalina, our four Beautiful daughters; Risa Eulogia, Maria Magdalena III, Marisa Natalí, Carisa Che, our four granddaughters, Gia, Iris, Maya, Alejandra and my faith in God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Virgin of Guadalupe.
The book has three parts. Part one is poems of love. They came from the profound love I have for my darling Rita. Perhaps it was fate, I cannot say for certain, but I can recall having a real strong gravitation to her since childhood. We were twenty-three when we married; we are fifty-nine now, and the love I feel for her grows stronger with the passage of time.
Part two has poems for our daughters and children. Each one of them owns the whole of my heart. I have been asked more than once the common question that people ask fathers who have more than one child, “Which one of your daughters is your favorite?” My reply is always the same. They are each my favorite. I can honestly say that the love and affection I have for them is without bounds.
Part three contains poems of faith. I do not know when it is going to happen, but there are intervals in my writing that when I sit to write, an overwhelming feeling of presence consumes the moment.
God is near, Christ is close, the Guadalupe is near.
Part four reflects and arouses an awareness on social issues and a continuous movement towards equity for all in our evolving society. And so, this book of verses is for my darling wife, my wonderful daughters, granddaughters and my faith in God, Jesus and the Virgin de Guadalupe.