When Tomorrow Starts without Me
(Sympathy Poems – Funeral Poems)
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 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 and walked 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
and so much yet to do ..
It seemed almost impossible
that I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays
the good times and the bad ..
I thought of all the love we shared
and all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday
I thought, just for awhile ..
I’d say goodbye and kiss you
and maybe make 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
that I’d miss come tomorrow ..
I thought of you, and when I did
my heart 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 starts anew.”