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Footsteps in the Sand
« on: December 29, 2009, 08:39:26 pm »
An (obfuscated) Discordian "Footprints in the Sand."

I call it, "Footsteps in the Sand."


Once I dreamed I was walking along the coast with God.
Many images from my life played atop the water.
As each image played, I noticed footsteps in the sand.
Sometimes there were two sets,
other times just one.
 
During the lowest periods of my life,
I could see only one set of footsteps.
 
So I asked,
"Looking back at
the worst of my life, there
was only one set of footsteps.
Why, when I needed you the most,
you have not been there for me, God?"
 
God replied,
"The times when you have
seen two sets of footsteps in the sand,
you were drunk with celebration, staggering about,
and merely imagined that I exist."
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Re: Footsteps in the Sand
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2009, 08:50:47 pm »
I like this a bit, or rather it doesn't make me want to hit my assistant with a pipe wrench any more than usual...but what makes it "Discordian"?
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Re: Footsteps in the Sand
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2009, 08:53:20 pm »
If I recall, there was something similar, but the punchline was something like:

And Eris said, "You silly!  When you only saw one set of prints, you and I were hopping on one foot."


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Re: Footsteps in the Sand
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2009, 08:54:27 pm »
it would be fairer to say that it's Atheist, i suppose, but Discordian in that it's using the dominant paradigm in a subversive manner. Hence obfuscated.

Thanks for the praise. I think it still needs work.
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Re: Footsteps in the Sand
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2009, 08:55:09 pm »
If I recall, there was something similar, but the punchline was something like:

And Eris said, "You silly!  When you only saw one set of prints, you and I were hopping on one foot."

Yeah, that's why i didn't write that one.
Ya' stupid Yank.