The poem the dash. The Dash

The Dash is an Inspirational Book about How You Can Make a Difference with Your Life

the poem the dash

Many of the motivational quotes from the book and similar inspiring quotes are available as that can be given as a gift or kept to remind yourself of what is important. The eulogist speaks, specifically, about the dates on his friend's tombstone, from birthdate to date of death. Relaying the poem as a speech, or eulogy, given at a loved one's funeral, Ellis is able to admonish readers to be purposeful in how they live their lives. And when we die, those memories will bring grateful, loving tears to all whose lives were touched by the dash between our years. It may not be reprinted without permission from the author, and may not be sold without license.

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Author Linda Ellis Recites Her Famous Poem,

the poem the dash

The dash serves as an emblem of our time here on the earth, and although small, it stands for all our years of life, and worth. The poetry on this website is the copyrighted intellectual property of Ron Tranmer. What a common sense way to life your dash. I gave one to a special friend in my cancer support group, he enjoyed it so much he ordered some and gave one to his mother who is in an assisted living home. It means loving people and treating them with understanding and respect, because ''this special dash might only last a little while.

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The Dash Poem, by Linda Ellis

the poem the dash

Hi from Australia, I am an art student, your poem has been with me ever since I attended the funeral of a dear friend, his son read your poem, gave you credit as an amazing poet and proceeded to say his father read it to him regularly as he was growing up. Soon after receiving it, the host of this popular show read it on the air. Little did I know how much my life would change from that day forward. I ordered 3 or 4 copies and gave them to special friends. I began to watch how the priorities in many lives there had become misaligned.

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The Dash

the poem the dash

And although small, it stands for all our years of life and worth. The person I handed it to started crying as her mother passed 4 years ago to that day. What matters is how we live and love And how we spend our dash. What matters is how we lived and loved and how we spend our dash. It has also been read countless times at company meetings, graduations, and funerals. But in the poem, it serves as a metaphor to represent one's whole life and how it was lived.

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The Dash Poem (By Linda Ellis) by Matt

the poem the dash

And now only those who loved them Know what that little line is worth For it matters not, how much we own, The cars. If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile, remembering that this special dash might only last a little while. Jerald, thank you so much for that feedback, it gave me goosebumps to know that you have shared The Dash with so many. If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile…remembering that this special dash might only last a little while. I pick up the book once a week, I love it.

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The Dash by Linda Ellis: Poem & Meaning

the poem the dash

I read of a man who stood to speak At the funeral of a friend. For that dash represents all the time that they spent alive on earth. The stone reads, ''John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 1917-1963. Are there things you'd like to change?. If we treat each other with respect And more often wear a smile, Remembering this special dash Might only last a little while So, when your eulogy is being read With your life's actions to rehash.

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