Although my inspiration for writing Rasta Claus came from
The Christmas industry and specifically from my
Girlfriends Christmas prop rental business
And the lack of black representation,
Rasta Claus became a character
For the winterfest season representing
All of the wonderful life around the world.
I wrote this poem over a two-week period in 1998
Half of it one day and the other half two weeks later.
It was as if the poem wrote itself
And I was the catalyst for the words,
Almost as if it were handed down from the Universe
And I was there to receive it.
After being encouraged to do something with this poem,
A few years ago, I decided to turn it into o a book.
I was fortunate enough to have a wonderful person
In my life that helped me to finance
Having the book illustrated. And now,
Rasta Claus is ready for you to enjoy.