Thursday, September 12, 2013

12 years later...

I know this is a day late but I thought this would be a good poem anyway. In remembrance of all those who lost their lives on that terrible day, 12 years ago. And for all those loved ones we have lost in the time between then and now.

"If 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 knew how much you love me,
As much as I love you.
And each time you think of me, 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 a while
I'd say goodbye and kiss you and maybe see you smile.

But then I fully realized
That this can 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 this 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 way, 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 are free.
So won't you take my hand are share my life with me?

So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we are far apart.
For every time you think of me,
I'm right here in your heart."

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