Have you ever fallen madly in love with someone who toyed with your emotions, shattered your heart, and left you to pick up the pieces? Whether you’re a novice, an intermediate, or seasoned individual on the relationship scene, the common thread is relationships can bring out the best and worst in human beings. This truth is at the essence of Penelope’s Purple Passions. The book metaphorically borrows the emergence process of a butterfly to take readers on a journey of how innocent love starts out pure, gets exposed to pain, and uses the experiences to grow in the knowledge of self and love. Author Penelope Chaisson uses lessons from her personal roller coaster experiences and three decades of poetry writing to show different ways of turning a seemingly negative situation into a positive one. If you’re at the intersection of love and hurt and need directions to the path of transformation, this is the book for you. Penelope passionately paints pictures with words to convey that love is a beautiful struggle.
I’m the author of Penelope’s Purple Passions. I’ve been in love with writing poetry since I was a little girl. I would go under the bunk bed at night with my flashlight and write all these poems about love, not that I knew anything about love, but what I did know was how writing poetry made me feel. I believe love is truly the most valuable gift we can give to another soul in our lifetime. I want my poetry to empower people and be that beacon of light in people’s lives. Poetry is the avenue where I can spread love and hope globally to anyone who picks up my books.
By Penelope Chaisson
Penelope’s Purple Passions is a story of the butterfly who innocently falls in love only to find out that love can be complicated, and that it changes and evolves just as she does. She is about to embark upon a life-changing journey—one of self-discovery, transformation, and evolution. Once the butterfly accepts that everything is about growth and evolution, she views her journey differently. It’s as though someone has given her a new lens to see through, and now her vision is clear for her expectations of life, love, and self-worth. Then, there’s the ultimate realization that without the hardships and growing pains, she would not have been able to transform into the beautiful butterfly that she sees when she looks in the mirror.