Visits Peru by Suzae Chevalier
I visit Peru in the month of May
I meet little Peruvian children on my way.
I will make more trips across the seas-
I will visit other countries.
Written by Suzae Chevalier on June 26, 2018
Children of Peru
BROOKLYN FOURTH OF JULY 2007 by Suzae Chevalier
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
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
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
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
Riding in a taxi around the mountain side
I was in Bora Bora have a very fun time.
I was with an islander who wore
an island gown
we were being driven all around Bora Bora’s towns.
Taxi driver was sweet so I gave him a button that sparkled not glowed.
He wore on his dress to the Pearl Jewelry store,
the pearl jewelry owner remembered me
who she adored.
For we met her in the airports first class waiting room
she recognized me and when I sung a 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
updated on January 22, 2019
Bora Bora Connection
Bora Bora was an island with strong connection
The Air Tahiti Nui logo is a flower that I draw
it is in my children’s 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
updated on March 25, 2019
Bora Bora 2005
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 who was really sweet
His friend was in the backseat.
Drove up the mountainside
ate mangoes and saw
skirts made with dye.
Then I did shop and buy
something that caught my eye.
Taxi driver did receive button of me
Same with people off the cruise ship
they video taped me taking water to
quench my thirst.
Then in airport go back to the states
I saw lady from pearl jewelry store
who recognized my face.
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
updated on March 25, 2019
Birthday Vacation 2000 by Suzae Chevalier
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-
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