Poet and Artist

Vacation Poems

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

 

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

MEMPHIS 2006

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Springtime in Memphis Tennessee

traveling with friend

last named pronounced Lee.

Stopping at a coffee bar

taking photos with local star.

Then going to river named Mississippi

taking sideway photos of Melodie.

Then off to Elvis’s daughters plane

“Lisa Marie” across from Graceland.

Brick wall with graffiti by fans for the King

just plain writing with no sparkling bling.

Elvis’s mansion surrounded by gate

store nearby with Elvis plate.

And of course an Elvis toy

given as gift for girl or boy.

Razel did take photo with King

she got a kiss, but wanted a fling.

Then up north from there is downtown

we stopped and listened to Jazz all around.

Razel took photos with ‘singers of the blues’

she posed sideways with no shoes

singers laughing totally amused.

Then Razel took a 1 hr snooze

while driving to Florida to get on a cruise.

Memphis was fun don’t get me wrong

this is the place where Elvis still sings his songs.

Written by Suzae Chevalier on March 4,2011

To Philly 2007


Catching a long train from Penn Station
I went to Philly for a mini vacation.
Traveling over the longest bridge
chugging along a vast mountain ridge.
Visited publisher in Philly that day
it was warm and sunny I do say.
Waking up refreshed to sightsee–
Taxi driver picked me up for free.
I saw statues with soldier on horse
Me being a ham for the camera–photo taken
by Masonic Temple plaque of course.
This was the last photo for we felt under attack
afraid of homeless people sleeping on their backs.

Written by Suzae Chevalier on August 12,2011

To Memphis 2006


“Lisa Marie” plane across from Graceland-

that is where I pose for my fans…

Brick wall with graffiti by fans for the King,

just plain writing with no sparkling bling.

Elvis’s mansion surrounded by gate,

store nearby with Elvis plate.

And of course an Elvis toy

given as gift for girl or boy.

I, Razel did take photo with the King-

I got a kiss, but wanted a fling.

Then up north from there is downtown

stopped and listened to Jazz all around.

I took photos with ‘singers of the blues’

posed sideways with no shoes

singers laughing totally amused.

while driving to Florida to get on a cruise.

Memphis was fun don’t get me wrong–

this is the place where Elvis still sings his songs!

Written by Suzae Chevalier on March 4,2011