Saw this poem The Dash by Linda Ellis

I read of a manwho stood to speak at the funeral of a friend
He referred to the dates on the tombstone from beginning to the end
He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke the following date with tears
But he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.
For that dash represents all the time that they spent alive on earth
And now only those who loved them kniw what that line is worth.
For it matters not how much we own.
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 hard
Are there things you’d like to change
For you never know how much time is left that can be rearranged.
If we could just slow down enough to consider whats 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 respect and more often wear a smile
Remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.
So when your eulogy is being read, with your life’s actions to rehash,
Would you be proud of the things that they say, about how you spent your dash.

So live life to the fullest , make changes as we dont know how long each of us has before our dash !



@Galaxy75 Thank you for sharing. So true.
Love x

Beautiful poem and so true , life is the dash Thank u for sharing.