dash poem light box

Click Here

We offer a wide variety of framed dash prints including dual frames that allow you to add your own photo. 


This framed printe makes for a nice presentation at the visitation and a meaningful gift for family members.

Shop Now
dash poem personalized prints

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


1996-2018 Copyright Inspire Kindness, LLC

All Rights Reserved

Gifts to Help You Live Your Dash With Passion

Dash poem wallet cards are the same size as a credit card and made from the same materials.


A great momento as a takeway for guests or to include in your own correspondence

Pallet Wood Art

The Dash has gained world recognition as one of the most popular poems read at funerals and memorial services.  The three pillars of the poem are love, kindness & making difference and we are reminded that these are the important things in our own dash.


We have created a full line of Dash products to help you memorialize your loved one, to use as personal reminders to live your dash with passion and for you to give to friends and families as a way to thank them for making a difference in your dash or to inspire them to live their dash with vigor.

Celebrate A Life

Read The Dash Poem

We can produce custom printed Dash Poem memorial cards with the loved ones name and dash dates.


Orders placed by 4 pm CST will be shipped the same day.  Expedited shipping is available.

Feel free to share the poem on social media.  We invite you to share the poem with your friends and family, so long as you include our copyright disclosure, website address (www.thedashpoem.com) and give credit to the author, Linda Ellis.  However, you may not make copies of the poem, in part or whole, in physical or digital form and distribute them without our written approval.  Please respect our rights, we appreciate it.


Click here for full details on our usage policy.

Sterling Silver Pendants and Necklaces

Everyday gifts

Family Keepsakes

Custom Memorial Cards

1996-2018 Copyright Inspire Kindness, LLC All Rights Reserved

Decorative Light Box