I always hated that poem. More specifically because it would be forcibly recited to us in elementary school by women who were pathetically dissatisfied with their lives and used their students as a substitute Oprah audience.
But these footprints are a whole nother deal. After reading this post, I had to let out a Keanu-level "Whoah." I'm always running accross references to the rabbinical commentaries and such like the Mishnah and Midrash in the writing of top notch biblical scholars like Brant Pitre. All it does is make me want to learn Aramaic, Hebrew, Greek - whatever can get me closer to the source.