Traveler On the Backroads

You sent me a friend

just when I needed one most


funny but i didn’t really believe

you’d come through in the end


and now that you have i don’t know


where to begin


i seem to ignore you ‘cept

when i find myself in a pinch

when my tanks runnin’ on empty

and there’s nowhere left to turn

when all whom i trust have


left in a rush


that’s when You go on

and jump right on in


i don’t know why you do it

i’ve never come through for You

the trail of empty promises

and half-baked attempts could


fill up a room


i’m always too busy rushing

after some other dream

something i think will make me

feel like a king


better inside

somehow complete


but it never does

and after it’s through

and i’m battered and beat


that’s when i turn to You

and You always come through

truer than true


right to the end

when You sent me a friend 🌬⛄💓


~ poem “Truer Than True” by Michael Traveler, author/poet

Traveler On the Backroads

WHO’D HAVE IMAGINED that a young girl who grew up in a small rural farming community in Russia would one day become an internationally acclaimed children’s photographer. I personally have been in love with her amazingly magical photos of rural family life for nearly a decade. Through the lens of ELENA SHUMILOVA’S camera, you see life in all its wonder as if through the eyes of a child. See more of Elena’s work on her FB page at and see for yourself …





Published by Nelle

I am interested in writing short stories for my pleasure and my family's but although I have published four family books I will not go down that path again but still want what I write out there so I will see how this goes

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