"When Tomorrow Starts Without Me"

May 5, 2008
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"When Tomorrow Starts Without Me"

Ok. in the past year 3 ppl have died at my school in car wrecks.. at our Junior/Senior prom. they had part of this poem in a book in memory of them. i was so moved just by the excerpt that i went home and looked up the full version... i still cannot read this and keep a dry eye.. it is a poem that calls up mixed emotions for me... it is sad in that we loose a loved one... happy in that we know(asuming they are saved) that they are in heaven. it is a beautiful poem. some say the author is unknown but some say it was written by a man named David Romano. Either way.. here it is

WHEN TOMORROW STARTS WITHOUT ME

When tomorrow starts without me,
And I'm not there to see;
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me;

I wish so much you wouldn't cry
The way you did 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 that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me 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 shared,
And all the fun we had.


If I could relive yesterday,
Just even 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 and smiled at me,
From His great golden throne,
He said "This is eternity,
And all I've promised you."
Today for 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.
 
M

Mark_18

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So touching and so glorious thank you. The thought of eternity and all that He promises. When you see it clearly enough it's just the greatest feeling possible.