Saturday, September 13, 2008

When Tomorrow Starts Without Me

When tomorrow starts without me and I'm not here to see...

If the sun should rise and find your eyes filled with tears for me.

I wish so much you wouldn't cry the way you would today,

While thinking of the many things we didn't get to say.

I know how much you love me, as much as I love you,

and each time you think of me, know I miss you too.

But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand,

that an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand,

and said my place was ready in heaven far above,

and that I'd have to leave behind all those I dearly love.

But as I turned to walk away a tear fell from my eye,

for all my life, I'd always thought I didn't want to die.

I had so much to live for, so much yet to do,

It seemed almost impossible that I was leaving you.

I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad

I thought of all the love we share, and all the fun we had.

If I could relive yesterday, just for awhile,

I'd say goodbye and kiss you and maybe see you smile

But then I fully realized, that this could never be,

For emptiness and memories would take the place of me.

And when I thought of worldly things, I might miss come tomorrow,

I thought of you and when I did, my heart was filled with sorrow.

But when I walked through heaven's gates, I felt so much at home,

When God looked down an smiled at me from His great golden throne,

He said, "This is eternity, and all I've promised you.

Today your life on earth is past, but here it starts anew.

I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last,

and since each day's the same day, there's no longing for the past.

But you have been so faithful, so trusting and so true,

Though there were times you did some things you knew you shouldn't do.

But you have been forgiven, and now at last you're free,

So won't you take my hand and share my life with me!"

So when tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart,

For every time you think of me, I'm right here in your heart.


rebecca said...
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Just_because_today said...

beautiful. What brings these thoughts?

Pamela Ann said...

My Mom has been missing my Dad. When we were making arrangements for my Dad's transition, they had this poem printed on the wall. I noticed it, but my Mom hadnt and I thought it was very soothing. I picked up a copy, not knowing where I had put it. Some months later, my Mom was not having one of those good days and said she found this poem that soothed and she wanted to send me a copy. This was it. So I posted it on the blog with their wedding picture, so that when see each other again and she say to me "Baby let's go visit Daddy on the internet" it will sooth her even, again.

Pamela Ann said...

Thank you for asking.