I said goodbye to a dear friend and colleague yesterday. After being given a year to live she slipped away peacefully after 4 short weeks. This was read by her sibling and I loved every word.
At the funeral of a friend
From the beginning to the end
And spoke the following date with tears,
Was the dash between those years
That she spent alive on earth.
Know what that little line is worth.
The cars, the house, the cash,
And how we spend our dash.
Are there things you’d like to change?
That can still be rearranged.
To consider what’s true and real
The way other people feel.
And show appreciation more
Like we’ve never loved before.
And more often wear a smile
Might only last a little while.
With your life’s actions to rehash
About how you spent your dash?