Poems for a funeral.

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The Dash



I read of a man who stood to speak at a funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning...to the end.


He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke of the following date with tears,
but said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.


For that dash represents all the time they spent alive on earth
and now only those who loved them 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 lived and loved 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 still can be rearranged.


To 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 they say about how you lived your dash?



by Linda Ellis
 

brilor

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The Life that I have
Is all that I have
And the life that I have
Is yours.




The Love that I have
Of the life that I have
Is yours and yours and yours.




A sleep I shall have
A rest I shall have
Yet death will be but a pause.




For the peace of my years
In the long green grass
Will be yours
And yours and yours