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(POEM) If tomorrow starts without me
« on: December 20, 2007, 02:45:16 PM »
If tomorrow starts without me

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 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 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 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 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 is 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.
And 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.

John-Daddy of Angel
Danielle Marie Plourde
1/4/1995 -2/20/2006
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Wishing You All Continuous Comfort & Peace,
John-Danielle Marie’s Daddy
1/4/95-2/20/06 (head trauma-motor vehicle accident)
“Her friendship was an inspiration, her love a blessing”


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Re: (POEM) If tomorrow starts without me
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2007, 05:21:33 AM »
JOHN DANIELLES DADDY, i just need to thank-you once again for all your beautiful , inspriation , poems you share with us . i just hope there comes a day i can live them. everyone keeps commenting about how this season will pass WELL THEN WHAT ???????  there will still be many more seasons, its just so hard to go on . our whole future is missing & changed for ever. we went to court tues. & lost our 10 year old grandson , weve raised & loved like his daddy, we live in ohio , hes going to fla., jan 18. what a horrible christmas present for him & us. its all  a part of the journey that gets tougher everyday !!!!!!!!! sure do try to let your poems help me. im going  to have to have you by my next ink cartigages  ;) :-*LOVE & PEACE SANDY SHANES MOM
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Re: (POEM) If tomorrow starts without me
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2009, 07:03:51 AM »
just found this poem ; it is so awesome
can u post it again?
I post on the Main, but came across this
I lost my fiancee Jim to cancer on November 21, 2008 - my world stopped that day. It's only been 7 months and it's hell here on earth.
Funny how a poem can say all the right words I am feeling.

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Re: (POEM) If tomorrow starts without me
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2009, 09:04:57 AM »
I've seen this poem before and it was wonderful to see it again. I'm sure it will be very comforting for those that never read it before. Thank you as always John.


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Re: (POEM) If tomorrow starts without me
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2009, 08:05:48 AM »
Thank You John for posting this beautiful poem. It always brings tears.

Thinking of you and your beautiful Danielle Marie.
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Re: (POEM) If tomorrow starts without me
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2009, 01:15:39 PM »

This is a beautiful poem... thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2009, 06:01:23 PM »
thanks john this  poem says it all  brought tears to my eyes