After death has come and gone, a tombstone sits for many to see.
But it serves no more than a symbol of a person’s memory.
Under the person’s name it reads the date of birth-and the date the person passed.
But the more I think about the tombstone the only important thing is the dash.
Yes, I see the name of the person, but that I might forget.
I also read the date of birth and death, but even that might not stick.
But thinking about the person, I can’t help but think to remember the dash
Because it represents a person’s life and that will always last.
So when you begin to chart your life, make sure you are on a positive path
Because people may forget your birth and death, but they will never forget your dash.
—The Dash by Alton Maiden