Hasn’t Got a Prayer
One night I had a dream … I dreamed I was walking along the beach
and across the sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene I noticed two sets of tracks in the sand;
one belonged to me, and the other appeared to have been made by a snake of some sort.
When the last scene of my life flashed before me, I looked back at the tracks in the sand.
I noticed that many times along the path of my life there was only the set of footprints.
I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in my life.
This really bothered me, and I questioned my penis about it.
“Penis, you said that we were a team, but I have noticed
that during the most troublesome times in my life
there is only the set of footprints.
I do not understand why in times when I needed you the most, you should leave me.”
My penis replied, “My precious, precious child.
I love you, and I would never, never leave you during your times of trial and suffering.
When you saw only the set of footprints, it was then that you carried me in your hand.”