# The Traveller's Lament

I could visit the darkness,
if the sky would but let me,
But I venture as far,
as explosions will get me

I leave markings behind me,
when I breathe out just right,
but I don't really care,
if it's morning or night.

I rely on the touch,
of a woman or man
To give up my thoughts,
in the air, or on land.

If none of the people
I need can be found,
My record of deeds,
may be found on the ground.

Who am I, and how do you know?

Is it ...

... an Airplane?

I could visit the darkness, if the sky would but let me,

An Airplane could go to space, if air density allowed it.

But I venture as far, as explosions will get me

Turbine fire could be seen as a set of continuous explosions

I leave markings behind me, when I breathe out just right,

Condensate stripes

but I don't really care, if it's morning or night.

Can fly any time of day

I rely on the touch, of a woman or man To give up my thoughts, in the air, or on land.

Needs a pilot to steer and read and interpret instruments

If none of the people I need can be found,

Oh my god they're all dead!

My record of deeds, may be found on the ground.

Black Box after crash

• Nice work! The explosions referred to the combustion occurring, but I'll call that semantics =D. Also, I like your interpretation of "give up my thoughts." I had originally referred to disabling auto-pilot. Mar 8 '16 at 18:18
• Thx :) ! Did you make this riddle yourself or did you find it somewhere? Mar 8 '16 at 18:25
• If none of the people I need can be found part made me laugh out loud. Mar 8 '16 at 18:56
• @AndreasT I'm trying to only add riddles that I've made up on here, honestly. It makes the game far more interesting, to me. Mar 8 '16 at 19:08
• @AycanYaşıt Yeah, I spent about 10 minutes deciding what I wanted that whole paragraph to say. =D - And the response made me laugh, too =D Mar 8 '16 at 19:08