One night I dreamed I was walking 
Along the beach with My Mistress. 
Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky. 
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
Sometimes there were two sets of footprints. 

Other times there were one set of footprints. 
This bothered me because I noticed that 
During the low periods of my life when I was 
Suffering from anguish, sorrow, or defeat, 
I could see only one set of footprints, 
So I said to my Mistress, "You promised me, 
Mom, that if I followed you,
You would walk with me always.

But I noticed that during the most trying periods 
Of my life there have only been 
One set of prints in the sand. 
Why, When I have needed you most,
You have not been there for me?"
My Mistress replied, 
"The times when you have seen only one set of footprints
Is when I carried you." 

Adapted from ...
Foot Prints in the Sand 
By Mary Stevenson (1922-1999)
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