I saw your footprints in the sand

although I chose to make my own.

I saw the trail you wished to guide through,

although I chose the darker ones to go on alone.

I also saw the signs you sent me

so that I would know what to do

but I chose to find out what was wrong

instead of listening and following you.

All these times I have strayed through the years

I finally see I am learning the ways.

Hoping to learn them through your tears

brightening my darker days.