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Flowers left for Mark Stall
When Tomorrow Starts Without Me

When tomorrow starts without me, and Iím not there to see;
If the sun should rise and find your eyes are filled with tears for me, I wish so much you wouldnít cry the way you did today,
While thinking of the many things we didnít 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 youíll 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 Iíd 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, Iíd always though I didnít 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 ones 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 a while,
Iíd 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 that Iíd miss tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did, my heart was filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through heavenís gates, I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me, from His great golden throne, He said, ďThis is eternity and all Iíve 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 dayís the same day, thereís 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 shouldnít do.
But you have been forgiven and now at last youíre free.
So wonít you take my hand and share my life with me?Ē
So when tomorrow starts without me, donít think weíre far apart,
For every time you think of me, Iím right here in your heart.

- Anonymous
 Added: Nov. 17, 2005

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