Rita Hawkins

Rookie (11/19/93 / Louisville, kentucky)

Footprints - Poem by Rita Hawkins

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed
he was walking along the beach with the LORD.

Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene he noticed two sets of
footprints in the sand: one belonging
to him, and the other to the LORD.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him,
he looked back at the footprints in the sand.

He noticed that many times along the path of
his life there was only one set of footprints.

He also noticed that it happened at the very
lowest and saddest times in his life.

This really bothered him and he
questioned the LORD about it:

'LORD, you said that once I decided to follow
you, you'd walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during the most
troublesome times in my life,
there is only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why when
I needed you most you would leave me.'

The LORD replied:

'My son, my precious child,
I love you and I would never leave you.
During your times of trial and suffering,
when you see only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you.'

Comments about Footprints by Rita Hawkins

  • Aiswarya. T.anish (12/31/2008 10:57:00 AM)

    Good...poem. I like it (Report) Reply

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  • (12/26/2008 7:23:00 AM)

    ive read this before, my 4th my grade teacher had it above her sink. lol. ive always liked it and thought it was wise. its helped me through some hard times. im going to buy a key chain that has it on it so i wont forget it, thats what i did with the Serenity Prayer, got it on a key chain. lol. now i wont foget it. thanks for putting it on here. (Report) Reply

  • (12/24/2008 7:58:00 AM)

    wonderful poem, it was great to read you first this evening, tells me iam not alone-thankyou for sharing such a lovely piece, the end though expected was brought outwell-10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 24, 2008

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