Suzanna Chevalier

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

A Planet Without Punishment - Poem by Suzanna Chevalier

To be punished we need to feel ashamed
we are in a losing battle of Victim against Judge every day.
Now what if the Planetary Dream was changed?
What if we never had to be punished and made to feel ashamed?
Guilt and shame are not normal feelings we have
these two things are forced on us to make us feel bad.
Now over in India they have a philosophy
it helps teach children to freely express
to feel joyful, sad and happiness.
They are never heard the word 'NO'
they are treated like Kings and Queens
and nurtured as they grow.
Now what if we lived in a world with High Self Esteem?
It was the norm and nothing in between or very extreme?
We would then have a new Planetary Dream
where there is no punishment, no prisons, cops and
people dying from a killing machine.

Written by Suzanna Chevalier on March 21,2012

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 13, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, October 4, 2013

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