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And remember Warren, a friend...<br/>
 
And remember Warren, a friend...<br/>
 
I think of special dates I know ... from beginning to the end.<br/>
 
I think of special dates I know ... from beginning to the end.<br/>
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We all know his year of birth, and the year he died, with tears,<br/>
 
We all know his year of birth, and the year he died, with tears,<br/>
 
What really matters most to me - - -<br/>
 
What really matters most to me - - -<br/>
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It matters not, how much he owned;<br/>
 
It matters not, how much he owned;<br/>
 
The jobs, the jewels, the cash,<br/>
 
The jobs, the jewels, the cash,<br/>
It matters how he lived and loved.... how Warren spent his dash.<br/>
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He was proud to serve his square dance club,<br/>
 
He was proud to serve his square dance club,<br/>
 
To teach, and call, and dance,<br/>
 
To teach, and call, and dance,<br/>
 
Warren was a beacon, we all became entranced.<br/>
 
Warren was a beacon, we all became entranced.<br/>
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He was never quick to anger, showed appreciation more ...<br/>
 
He was never quick to anger, showed appreciation more ...<br/>
 
He loved his dancers far and wide,<br/>
 
He loved his dancers far and wide,<br/>
 
Like he's never loved before.<br/>
 
Like he's never loved before.<br/>
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He was proud of all his graduates...<br/>
 
He was proud of all his graduates...<br/>
 
And the ones he taught to call...<br/>
 
And the ones he taught to call...<br/>
 
We never will forget the times that Warren gave his all.<br/>
 
We never will forget the times that Warren gave his all.<br/>
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He knew that all our spouses,<br/>
 
He knew that all our spouses,<br/>
 
Same sex, traditional, and YOU,<br/>
 
Same sex, traditional, and YOU,<br/>
 
support and love this SD group, and now they are our glue.<br/>
 
support and love this SD group, and now they are our glue.<br/>
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He cherished his life-partner Tom,<br/>
 
He cherished his life-partner Tom,<br/>
 
a good man he called "Liebchen"<br/>
 
a good man he called "Liebchen"<br/>
 
Warren was a family man, that didn't die with him.<br/>
 
Warren was a family man, that didn't die with him.<br/>
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He treated us with much respect,<br/>
 
He treated us with much respect,<br/>
 
And ALWAYS wore a smile...<br/>
 
And ALWAYS wore a smile...<br/>
 
I think he knew his special dash might only last a while.<br/>
 
I think he knew his special dash might only last a while.<br/>
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So think about this long and hard...<br/>
 
So think about this long and hard...<br/>
 
would anything be changed?<br/>
 
would anything be changed?<br/>
 
For you never know in time that's left, what can be rearranged.<br/>
 
For you never know in time that's left, what can be rearranged.<br/>
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When we read his eulogy, - - - your life... would you rehash?<br/>
 
When we read his eulogy, - - - your life... would you rehash?<br/>
 
Would you be proud of what they'd say on how '''you''' spent '''your''' dash?<br/>
 
Would you be proud of what they'd say on how '''you''' spent '''your''' dash?<br/>
 
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Revision as of 20:17, 29 June 2019

Warren's Dash by Ett McAtee

(adapted from "The Dash Poem" by Linda Ellis, 1996)


I'd like to share a bit of time,
And remember Warren, a friend...
I think of special dates I know ... from beginning to the end.

We all know his year of birth, and the year he died, with tears,
What really matters most to me - - -
is the dash between those years.

For that dash represents the time
That Warren spent on earth...
And now only those who loved him most know what that dash is worth.

He's always been just Warren,
We never called him "sir"
You'd never know by looking, but he liked his fancy fur!

It matters not, how much he owned;
The jobs, the jewels, the cash,

He was proud to serve his square dance club,
To teach, and call, and dance,
Warren was a beacon, we all became entranced.

He was never quick to anger, showed appreciation more ...
He loved his dancers far and wide,
Like he's never loved before.

He was proud of all his graduates...
And the ones he taught to call...
We never will forget the times that Warren gave his all.

He knew that all our spouses,
Same sex, traditional, and YOU,
support and love this SD group, and now they are our glue.

He cherished his life-partner Tom,
a good man he called "Liebchen"
Warren was a family man, that didn't die with him.

He treated us with much respect,
And ALWAYS wore a smile...
I think he knew his special dash might only last a while.

So think about this long and hard...
would anything be changed?
For you never know in time that's left, what can be rearranged.

When we read his eulogy, - - - your life... would you rehash?
Would you be proud of what they'd say on how you spent your dash?