Anonymous Poems
If I Knew
An Anonymous sent in by Richard Scott

If I Knew

If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep
I would tuck you in more tightly
And pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
That I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
And call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd heaSo I could play them back day after day

If I knew it would be the last time
I could spare an extra minute,
To stop and say "I love you"
Instead of assuming you would know I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Well I'm sure you'll have so many more,
So I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
To make up for an oversight,
And we always get a second chance
To make everything just right.

There will always be another day
To say "I love you",
And certainly there's another chance
To say our "anything I can do?"

But just in case I might be wrong
And today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you
And I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
Young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
You get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
Why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
You'll surely regret the day.

"Please forgive me," "Thank You," or "It's OK"
And if tomorrow never comes,
You'll have no regrets about today.

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This Anonymous was sent in by Richard Scott

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 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,

And said my place was ready, in heaven far above,
And that I'd have to leave behind all those I dearly love.

As I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye
For all my life I had always thought,
I didn't want to die.

I had so much to live for, so much left yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible,
That I was leaving you.

I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad,
The 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 your life on earth is past,
But here life 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.
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're free.

So won't you come and take my hand and share your 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 there, in your heart.

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