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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 left 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 re-live yesterday
Just even for a while,
I'd say good-bye 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 your life on earth is past,
But here life starts anew

I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last,
And since each day's the same way
There's no longing for the past.

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 come and 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.


Author believed to be
~David Romano
  • Mood: Emotional
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jase Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
I wrote this poem but I ended it without the religious part, I guess whoever it was wanted a happy ending.
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sargent1usmc Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hum... Amazing.... 

 Everyone wants to take credit for witting this poem, but yet I can prove in black & white that I am the original author of it. But that's ok, I don't mind. I'm glad that so many different people really like it.

God bless you all,
Ken
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MissLyn999 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
I have had this poem for over 25 years, I wrote this poem it is not exactly the same as this and this one has two verses that mine does not have. I have had my copyright on this poem since I wrote it many years ago.
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brOKen-Mayhem17 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Wow. I wanted to cry. That truly was a nice poem ;)
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NikalaTheUnicorn Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
It's a nice poem.
I didn't cry.
But it's nice.
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CANDYK1SSES Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
I can assure that is not the Author of this piece.
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Acmbiz Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Every time I see this poem I see David Romano as the author. So tell me that the whole world is wrong and who really wrote this poem.
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Victory414 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Okay, maybe this is not the saddest poem ever, but the idea of loosing someone... it makes me cry because I think of my father.
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