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Updated July 15, 2006

Steven Lynn Dahlstrom
Box 947
Liberty Lake, WA 99019
A-United States

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The Dash©by Linda Ellis


I read of a man who stood to speak
At the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
From the the end.


He noted that first came the date of her birth
And spoke of the following date with tears,
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years.


For that dash represented all the time
That she'd spent alive on earth...
And now only those who loved her
Know what that little 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
It's how we spend our dash.


So think about this long and hard...
Are there things you'd like to change?
For one never knows how much time is left.
(You could be at "dash mid-range.")


If we could just slow down enough
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 respect,
And more often wear a smile...
Remembering that this special dash
Might only last a little while.


So, when your eulogy's being read
With your life's actions to rehash...
Would you be proud of the things they say
About the way you spent your dash?


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