Black Butterfly: A Poetry Collection


It is once again morning
But this dawning, it is different
No planned agenda, no appointments,
No particular place to be
Without intent –
She has exhausted herself
Forgotten herself in caring for others
But today
She reminds herself
That she is important too
So she steps away from being needed
Takes a much-needed sabbatical from the craziness that life can bring
She is not the woman waiting to be rescued
She is the woman
Seeking to be

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  • Publication Date Mar 27, 2023
  • Language English
  • ISBN 9781312734470
  • Category Poetry
  • Copyright All Rights Reserved – Standard Copyright License
  • Contributors By (author): Tonita H. Few


  • Pages 78
  • Binding Paperback
  • Interior Color Black & White
  • Dimensions A5 (5.83 x 8.27 in / 148 x 210 mm)

5 reviews for Black Butterfly: A Poetry Collection

  1. M. Ewing

    Black Butterfly is a beautiful tapestry of poetry woven together for its reader to visualize growing up in a small town, surrounded by family and love. Like a butterfly, Tonita takes her reader on a journey of youth, growth, love, loss and rebirth. This poetry collection is a must-read.

  2. L. Gerber

    Author and poet Tonita Few’s new book “Black Butterfly”is as much an homage to growing up in the small-town of Spring Hope, North Carolina, as it is about transformation, metamorphosis, and rebirth. Her prose is lyrical and yet truth-telling, joyous and poignant. A beautiful collection of stories that captures the meaningful uniqueness of life as a journey, “Black Butterfly” gives voice to vignettes of birth, death, struggle, resilience, survival, and above all the beauty of becoming.

  3. S. and O. Braswell

    Black Butterfly is a great collaboration of poems and short stories that symbolize a transformation through hardship, love, strength, and self-awareness. This book is filled with inspiration and freedom that symbolizes the metamorphosis of the butterfly.

  4. T. Williams

    I truly enjoyed reading Black Butterfly. It brought back many memories of my childhood growing up in Spring Hope. Tonita, you are blessed with a beautiful gift. May God continue to Bless you!

  5. Angie B

    Tonita!!! I love this for YOU Girl!!!!

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