"FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND 2"
parody by Rodrigo Girão
original by Mary Stevenson
One night I had a dream...
I dreamed I was walking on the beach with God, and through
the sky passed scenes of my life. To each scene that
passed, I noticed one pair of footprints was left on the
sand, which were mine, but where were God's footprints? Or,
more precisely: where was God? He had disappeared! I kept
walking, hoping to reencounter Him at some moment.
When the last scene of my life passed before me, I still
hadn't reencountered Him. I've looked back, to the
footprints in the sand and I noticed there was only one
pair of footprints as far as I could see, even long before
the moment when I had noticed his absence. Even before the
moment when I started my walk.
God was not there. He had never been. It all had been an
illusion. I had been alone through all my walk. This
frightened me a bit, but at the same time it made me proud:
if He had never been there, all I achieved was by my own
I look at my hands and realize they write my destiny. I
decide my paths, not any deity. For the first time in my
life, by seeing the truth, I can feel I'm really free.