Footsteps of a broken man

Every shoe print planted firmly
No destination, just direction
Sorrow hangs from heavily shoulders
A pilgrimage to find perfection

His bag is packed for many winters
Though he steps as light as snow
Till stopping briefly at a crossroad
Treading land where no man goes

He leaves a trail a path behind
Following a changing plan
Lifting hope his one ambition
The footsteps of a broken man

He turns a corner, sees a lady
His heart sinks like a solid stone
And back he turns, retracing footsteps
Walks the empty path alone

A drought that seems to last an era
Takes its toll on weary feet
The man collapses, barely breathing
Coughing sand, admits defeat

He leaves a trail a path behind
Following a changing plan
Lifting hope his one ambition
The footsteps of a broken man

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