Poet and Artist

Travel Poems

BROOKLYN FOURTH OF JULY 2007 by Suzae Chevalier

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The year was 2007-

I was on the roof of YWCA

almost close to heaven.

For the firecrackers went boom, boom, boom

all sound off with the light of the moon.

Looking up in the sky–

colors burst a mile high.

Zooming towards the water below

all four bridges sparkle and glow.

This all happens like synchronicity

looks so smooth with simplicity.

The Spectacular of Macy’s Fireworks display

is worth seeing by the bay–

if you happened to be up that way

to celebrate Independence day.

Try to get on a building rooftop fast–

fireworks great but won’t last

Take pictures if you can

of this Macy’s Fireworks Spectacular which is grand.

Written by Suzae Chevalier on April 20, 2011

NYC 2001 – Poem by Suzae Chevalier

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I was in NYC on the street of Lexington Ave.

This street is close to Madison known for it’s high class ads.

I was there in hotel room number 711-

believe me it was no peaceful heaven.

I was up all night with noise from a truck

up on the 7th floor is where I was stuck.

Tired I missed my bus the next day

I was very late to airport JFK.

Luckily an unlucky girl from MN was there

she was crying hysterical without a care.

We rebooked our flight out of Washington D.C.

driving to DC airport

before that plane did leave.

On the drive unlucky girl did complain

about the morning and everything.

I told her I lived on gambling for 7 months

and when I travel I had so much luck.

When we got to the airport the plane number did change

so I called on my cell phone to rearrange-

who would pick me up at the

last minute to spare

the lady announced the new flight number but I was still unaware.

Until I boarded the plane-

did I realize all the numbers were all the same.

My room number was 711-

along with the time message was left on my phone

even the number on the plane ride home.

They all were my Lucky 711

which made me think of 911 when that

catastrophe had struck

luckily none of my friends in NYC did get hurt or stuck.

Years later I lived at a 711 address-

I had an accident at that number on a

different street I do confess.

I ended up fine without a mess.

Now is 711 meant to be?

Should I play the lottery?

Now when 711 ever crosses my mind

I try to save it in my diary in that point in time.

Written by Suzae Chevalier on July 11, 2011

 

Myrtle Beach 2010 by Suzae Chevalier

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I booked a show to story-tell

In a church with UniCandle and Mel.

Myrtle Beach the destiny to be

I drove all night, to the hour of three.

I performed with puppets in front

of the church the next day-

Puppet recited poem with birds flying away.

Then downstairs to Sunday School

Children dressed in Krendoll costumes which were cool.

Children laughed real loud

Had so much fun the upstairs adult crowd–

Heard how children were having fun

This is before storytelling has begun.

Now storytelling of “Sarah’s Special Birthday” goes real smooth,

Girl in front acts out a pterodactyl with no tooth.

Photos taken that show the day,

It turned out great I have to say.

Written by Suzae Chevalier on August 9, 2011

Hollywood 1996 by Suzae Chevalier


1996 was the year

I was with Chucky so dear. In L.A.

Saw “Independence Day” opening day

it was mother nature controlling humanity’s  fate.

Only July 1st Margaux Hemmingway

had committed suicide–

it was from depression she could not hide.

I also ate at the famous restaurant “Spago” in Beverly Hills

close to Willshire Boulevard and it was a thrill.

I walked in wearing a short pink patterned jumpsuit

business agents turned around because I was too cute.

Chucky was there with me without a care

he knew all of them turned their heads to stare.

Everyone was dressed in suits with a tie

they all looked the same, I don’t know why.

Then off to movie Star’s mansions we traveled to see

it was really fun taking pictures for vacation memories.

I also took workshops on filmmaking in the day

it was very interesting I have to say.

I saw Angelica Houston for the first time–

We went to The Comedy Store

Richard Pryor performed in a wheelchair

his comedy routine–

He talked very dirty– his act was not very clean.

He said something only Chucky did understand-

it was about recovery–a quote that was grand.

Now I will always remember this trip for it is etched in my mind

Thank you Chucky for showing me a really good time.

Written on August 9, 2011 by Suzae Chevalier

 

Bora Bora Button

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Riding in a taxi around the mountain side
I was in Bora Bora have a very funtime.
I was with Melodie and Razel who wore
their island gowns-
we were being driven all around Bora Bora’s towns.
Taxi driver was sweet and Melodie said so
she gave him a button that sparkled not glowed.
He wore on his dress to the Pearl Jewelry store,
the pearl jewelry owner remembered Melodie
who she adored.
For we met her in the airports first class waiting room
she recognized Melodie first as Melodie sang her tune.
Jewelry store lady said “I saw you on a button when the
taxi driver came in—he was very happy to have met you both—
he is a true fan.”
One day I will go back and visit, I hope his button is holding up
if not I will give many more he can wear around to the shops.

Written by Suzae Chevalier on June 27,2012

Bora Bora Connection

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Bora Bora was an island with strong connection
I believe I lived there in a past life
I did not need a past life regression.
The Air Tahiti Nui logo is a flower that I draw
it is in my Sarah’s Special Birthday book
I never before saw.
I also have a birthday ceremonial chair
they use the same chair in these islands
when people get married-
it has an extra flair.
Now Paul Gauguin was a French painter
who painted a fruit basket with a knife—
I would like to revisit Bora Bora
like Gauguin did who lived there at end of his life.

Written by Suzae Chevalier on April 17,2012

Bora Bora 2005

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In a taxi I did ride

having such a fun time.

It was Bora Bora the island

in the south.

It was such a fun time

without a doubt.

Driving with a guy in a beautiful flowered dress

“You don’t believe me?”

On the islands they love and accept.

His boyfriend was in the backseat.

Wholly pete! but he was really sweet

and small as can be.

Drove up the mountainside

ate mangos and saw

skirts made with die.

Then I did shop and buy

something that caught my eye.

A straw hat for my puppet

she wore it sitting on a tuffet.

Taxi driver did receive

button of me and Melodie.

Same with people off

the cruise ship

they video taped me

taking a dip.

At Bora Bora’s hotel

please don’t tell.

For I did crash the beach

with my doll Mel.

Then a lady at pearl jewelry store

recognized me from before

but couldn’t think of what for.

She’s sitting in the executive suite

thought I was sweet and as a treat

I could stay in Bora Bora for free.

Jewelry lady did finally realize

she saw me on the button

buttoned to dress of taxi guy

happy with all smiles and sunshine.

Written by Suzae Chevalier on Feb 21,2011

Birthday in Vegas 2000 by Suzae Chevalier

Are new birthday is when we are born again in the Spirit with our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

 

Year 2000 early spring

I was staying in the “Stratosphere”

I went to the top, and looked down with fear.

Now I heard Tom Cruise took the sky jump down

I’m afraid of heights–

I don’t want to break my crown better to walk around the town.

We walked down the strip-

looking at all things hip–

like the Treasure Island ship.

That was some kind of a show

a spectacular in itself with things a glow.

Now many sights we did see–

like 2 parrots flying to their masters as pretty as can be.

we went to a Race Rock Cafe where cars hung free-

luckily!

so we celebrated at a restaurant

with cars in air

All good things do come to an end

I had to get back home with my friend.

A baby was crying on the plane

now my birthday was that very day.

That little incident made my trip

I should put into a strip.

Written by Suzae Chevalier February 21, 2011

Baby Airplane 2000 by Suzae Chevalier

Flying back from Vegas in 2000 with my friend Ev

I was seating on the airplane I met a new friend.

She was a little girl who was crying and sad

I gave her a toy –

She became happy and glad.

She smiled while holding toy real tight

She didn’t want to let go she held on with her might

I had to tell her toy needed to go beddy bye…

She looked like she understood and gave back toy

With a smile.

Written by Suzae Chevalier on July 27, 2015