I read of a man who stood
At the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
From the beginning...to the end.
He noted that first came her
date of birth
And spoke the following date with tears,
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years. (1934 -1998)
For that dash represents all
That she spent alive on earth...
And now only those who loved her
Know what that little line is worth.
For it matters not, how much
The cars...the house...the cash,
What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash.
So think about this long and
Are there things you'd like to change?
For you never know how much time is left,
That can still be rearranged.
If we could just slow
To consider what's true and real,
And always try to understand
The way other people feel.
And be less quick to anger,
And show appreciation more
And love the people in our lives
Like we've never loved before.
If we treat each other with
And more often wear a smile..
Remembering that this special dash
Might only last a little while.
So, when your eulogy's being
With your life's actions to rehash...
Would you be proud of the things they say
About how you spent your dash?
The above was sent to me by a good friend
and it is something that fits on my site very well!
so I have no regret in using it .. to share with all of you!!
THAT DASH is very important to all of those that love you
it is their memory of you .. the joy .. the love .. the smile
that you share each day with all those you love!
There are many of you I do not know
but many of you take the time out of your busy day
to email me .. to share .. your joys .. your pains..
and I know that your DASH is real and I know
your LOVE is real .. and I just wanted to let you know
that YOUR DASH MEANS ALOT TO ME !!!
(((((((((( HUGS )))))))))) .... from Vicki
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--This poem is registered with the Library of Congress Copyright Office.
Linda Ellis, copyright 1998
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