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Pagans (and open-minded Christians) - Does this make you smile?

Pagan Daily Devotionals
Buttprints in the Sand

A humourous (and Pagan) revision of the classic Footprints in the Sand poem. Credit for the original is often cited as Anonymous, but there are some references to Mary Stevenson as the author. I still don't know who wrote the Buttprints version.

One night I had a wondrous dream,
One set of footprints there was seen,
The footprints of the Goddess they were,
But mine were not along the shore.
But then some stranger prints appeared,
and I asked Her, "What have we here?
These prints are large and round and neat,
But 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 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. "

Author unknown


Asked by _Tam_ at 11:43 AM on Nov. 30, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (22)
  • I've always loved this I have been thinking of puting it in my BoS.

    Answer by flower_angel at 12:35 PM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • I like this. I get so tired of seeing people who pray for every little thing. My MIL and her friends are classic examples: "Mable, start a prayer chain, I subbed my toe and it hurts like the dickens." "Louise, better get to prayin' I hear there's gonna be a doozy of a storm come our way." "Roberta, there's a strange lookin' man walkin' down my side of the street - pray for me!" I can only imagine that God would love to drop them on their butts sometimes! (and yes, those are real examples of conversations I have heard while she is on the phone with her prayer buddies)

    Answer by scout_mom at 12:00 PM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • I am a christian and i like it, but i could kinda picture God saying that to me (i always picture God as a big funny guy with a strange sense of humor in my head though)

    Answer by tiffanyv123 at 1:13 PM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • You know, I think this version is more profound than the original! ROTFL!!!

    Answer by witchqueen at 1:31 PM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • This was great, thx for sharing it, I did giggle.

    I always wondered if there was a non-Christian version of Footprints roaming I have my answer LOL.

    Answer by Amaranth361 at 2:29 PM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • haha thats cute! sometimes we need to be dropped on our butt to understand how dumb we are being!

    Answer by okmanders at 11:49 AM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • I laughed out loud. Very true, and I will be sharing that with others!!

    Answer by Scuba at 2:25 PM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • It's cute. Sometimes, we do need a wake-up call to realize where we're falling short in our own lives. My life is mine and I have to live it. The Creator has bigger issues on that metaphysical plate than my petty day to day stuff. I sweat the small stuff and when I can't sweat it anymore is when I ask for help.

    Anyone who doesn't think God/dess has a sense of humor has never truly looked at a platypus. *wink*

    Answer by geminilove at 7:34 PM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • Footprints of one of my favorite things ever, as I am a Christian. But this made me laugh. :0)

    Answer by bjojola at 11:46 AM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • it made me chuckle for sure..

    Answer by MamaJasmine at 1:20 PM on Nov. 30, 2010