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The Traveler

A Poem

She liked to see new places
Especially those where others seldom went
To taste exotic foods
To hear the rhythms of different languages
As she watched the expressions
On the faces of those speaking
Trying thereby to interpret their meaning
She wanted to know everything
About those she met
What they did for work and for pleasure
Which were the values
That were most important to them
Their dreams, their hopes, their fears
She was…



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John O'Neill

Retired human services executive, living in Massachusetts near Boston, trying to be a better human being each day than the day before.