Do you realize that our lives are a reflection of God within us? The essence of our witness is how we act in situations that affect all of us. Author Lorna Jackie Wilson introduces poems in Black Butterfly: The Journey, The Victory, that express God’s love through relationships, loss, struggle and character building. “May this compilation of poetry inspire those with similar struggles or challenges, and may the journey illustrate the life of an overcomer,” says Lorna. As you read Black Butterfly: The Journey, The Victory, you will be able to see the beauty of words as poems give tribute to loved ones such as Belle Starr, Bishop Mariea Claxton, Hazel Winston Lowe and Maya Angelou. To bring the message home, Lorna has also dedicated poems to life events from black history, the military and the killings at Sandy Brooks Elementary to the 9/11 tragedy.  As I read, Black Butterfly: The Journey, The Victory by Lorna Jackie Wilson, I enjoy the eclectic nature of the poems; there is something here for everyone. As Lorna sprinkles photo images and biblical scripture throughout Black Butterfly along with these beautiful words, you will walk through the steps and pathway of Lorna’s life. “While the journey reveals a combination of pain and loss, it also reveals love, laughter, and accomplishment,” says Lorna … 

— Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers’ Favorite