Butt Prints in the Sand 2009

Butt Prints in the Sand – Castaways 2009

Inspired by the poem, ‘Butt prints in the sand,’ which is stitched into the back pockets of old trousers, castaway by their former owners. A reflection of the life’s journey and how at times we must make a stand or be cast away, leaving our butt prints in the sand.

First Bum Verse

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.”


4 thoughts on “Butt Prints in the Sand 2009

  1. I wrote “Buttprints in the Sand” many years ago, at the house of my friend Darrel. Darrel wrote part of it too, tinkering with it. I had no idea it would be spread all over the Internet! The night I wrote that I sent it to a friend via computer, in the early days of email and Internet. This actually happened: about six years ago I walked into a friend’s office and my poem was on his wall! I asked him where he got it and he said someone had sent it to him in an email! I also wrote a couple of other versions of “Buttprints in the Sand” that same night I wrote the popular version, one of them bawdy, but I only sent the one version out. I’m glad you found it inspirational!
    –Doug Krueger, Fayetteville, AR

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