When Tomorrow Starts Without Me by David Romano

When Tomorrow Starts Without Me

By David Romano
(copyrighted 1993)

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.

She 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 your life on earth is past,
But here it all 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 at times you did do 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.

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Comments (5)

  1. magnocrat

    This has tremendous simple appeal. It comes from the tender heart. I remember my father saying to my mother ‘when the final seperation comes’.
    It paints a human predicament we all have to face.
    It reminds me of the poem ’Remember ’by Christina Rossetti. It is the modern version of that poem.Thanks for drawing my attention to it.

    April 21, 2016
    1. noahbody

      You’re welcome. Thank YOU.

      April 21, 2016
  2. belladora

    What beautiful words that would bring comfort. It brings " a tear"

    April 22, 2016
    1. noahbody

      Yes it does.

      April 22, 2016
  3. mollybardon

    This is so interesting and heart touching poem I am also like that typed of emotional poems. This poem is written by dissertation service writing owner and he is too much great and famous writer in this world.

    May 24, 2017