Butt Prints In The Sand

[This piece was posted many, many years ago to the old PODSNet BBS systems. I ran across it tonight while looking for something related to PODSNet. It’s a slightly different version of the more famous “I had a Dream” aka “Footprints in the Sand”. If anyone knows who actually wrote it, please let me know, so that I can correct the “author unknown’.]


One night I had a wonderous dream,
One set of footprints there was seen,
“The footprints of the Goddess,” I swore,
But mine were not along the shore,
Then some stranger prints did appear,
and I humbly asked Her, “What have we Here?
These prints are large and round and neat,
Much too big to be from feet.”

“My child,” She said in somber tones,
“For miles I carried you alone.
I challenged you to walk in faith,
But you refused and made me wait.

You would not learn, you would not grow,
The walk of faith, you would not know,
So I got tired, I got fed up.
And there I dropped you on you butt.

Because in life, there comes a time
When one must fight, and one must climb,
When one must rise and take a stand,
Or leave their butt prints in the sand.”

~Author Unknown~