Against the World – Butt Prints in the Sand

25 Sep

Jerry Johnson on the unfortunate all-too-appropriateness today of a satirical take on the poem ‘Footprints’.

Butt Prints in the Sand

One night I had a wondrous dream,
One set of footprints there was seen,
The footprints of my precious Lord,
But mine were not along the shore.

But then some stranger prints appeared,
And I asked the Lord, “What have we here?
Those prints are large and round and neat,
But Lord, they are too big for feet.”

“My child,” He 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 disobeyed, 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 your 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.”


Posted by on September 25, 2013 in, poetry, religion, The Decline


3 responses to “Against the World – Butt Prints in the Sand

  1. Red

    September 25, 2013 at 5:47 am

    You can’t get results if you expect the average person to have the motivation to change things. You need good leaders to show the way.

  2. Will S.

    September 25, 2013 at 8:34 am

    True enough – but the average person can work on themselves, which surely the Lord would indeed have all of us do…


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