Suzanna C Chevalier

Rookie [Suzae] (4-18-1966 / Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Biography of Suzanna C Chevalier

Being born on April 18th I am the defender of the underdog. I write poems about the planet like saving the plant kingdom, our oceans, and wildlife. Being 4th generation First Nations of Canada I have an affinity to the Gaia –Mother Earth and her creatures.
Christina Sunrise is one of my alias’s. Christina means follower of Christ. I write about Jesus and his word and life. I wrote a poem entitled “When Jesus Spoke” and it is on Sunrise in Slavic is Zaria and means “Morning Star”. I wrote a poem that praises our Earth’s morning star in “We Praise You Mother Earth and Sister Sun”. I come from Slavic descent and one of my cartoon characters names is Suzaria and she has her own solar system named after her. I have written poems to help to make a change in people’s thinking, for I feel we are all change agents.
Below is a poem about the poet named Christina Sunrise. I hope you enjoy this poem and the one that follow in this anthology.
Christina means the follower of Christ,
I write poems admiring him and his life.
Now I believe we are all change agents,
I write poems that rant with tangents.
Born in the spring on April eighteenth,
I defend the underdog to the nine degree.
I even wrote a Peeve poem comparing
someone’s actions to a dog’s flea.
Being 4th generation Native American,
I dance to “Cherokee Nation Will Return” again and again.
Now I write poems to bring awareness and change,
to help people see another standpoint that’s not the same.
The name Sunrise is Zaria in Slavic meaning Morning Star,
I write a poem to worship our Sun on Earth from a far.
I used to live on the Street named Sunrise,
middle name Christina came together with it just fine.
Written by Suzanna Chevalier on October 10,2011 Updates

Change Our Perception

Came as a light worker to make jail not so grim- -
inmates going to jail needed some smiles.
Their thoughts and feelings were quite dim.
Going on a mission as a change agent
to change jail’s perception-
It’s all about perception of jail and how we
can now use it as a place of inspiration.
We want to help build inmates spirits up again—
not to make them feel like more of a criminal

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