Courage Poem

My mother died of Heart failure at the age of 55, I now have congestive heart failure. 5 bypasses and my heart valve replaced by a pig valve. Not sure how long I am going to live so I wrote this for my children to help them cope.

Don't Be Sad When I Die

© Musical Prayers
When tomorrow starts without me,
and I’m not there to comfort you,
please know that I still love you,
cause I know you love me too.

When tomorrow starts without me,
and you feel lost and blue,
I hope these words I’ve written
will help to see you through.

Someday your pain will ease,
sadness replaced by fond memories
Come tomorrow you will hear
I love you whispered on the breeze.

When tomorrow starts without me
cause God has called me home
I turn, blowing a kiss for thee
Sad that you may feel alone.

I will miss you tomorrow
as I take one last glimpse
a tear falls from my cheek
I’ll be going home.

And tomorrow will start without me

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Published: Nov 2008

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  • Wow I did not realize, but when I read this I was holding tears back. I feel the same way. I am kind of done with life. and I feel like its the end but this special someone is the one person holding me back from doing anything stupid I can't leave her alone ..in the world :'( she is my world <3

    Stacy,Coventry R.I Submitted Mar 2011
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  • My grandfather passed away, and when I read this, it reminded me of him. This is something he would say.
    I miss him very much. I still wish he was with me, and my family.
    I know he still loves me. That he hasn't forgotten about me. I love him with all my heart. I will never forget him. He will stay with me forever. No matter what.

    Annette, Houston Tx Submitted Mar 2011
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  • I too lost my mother to congestive heart failure (April 4,2006). She also had 5 heart bypasses I lost my mother at the tender age of 60. I think about her a lot it's been 12 years now & I still remember as if it was just yesterday I loved my mom & I miss her so much, so if your mother is living tell her that you love her while she is living don't wait until it is too late do all you can. This poem has encouraged me so much I tried to hold back tears when I read it, but it was very hard to do. I sent my son a copy who is locked up in jail so he will have something serious to think about when I am gone because I am on so much medication that it is not funny, and I don't know how long I got either. Some days I feel good/some not so good but I put my trust in the LORD to see me through times & I live to smile another day. I Thank GOD for letting me live to see another day & it is so PERFECT in many ways.

    Vesterine,Parkton,N.C. Submitted Jun 2012
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  • Good poem, kind of wakes you up to the reality of life itself today. I wouldn't trade my life for anything in the world.

    Chris, Hamilton Ohio Submitted Dec 2012
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  • I love this poem because it shows that everyday something must move on to somewhere else. But those who are left behind should not follow and not weep, but should remember the true meaning of that person and why you loved them, not why they left. The poem shows that moving on will always happen and someone will always be left in sorrow, but they should emerge from that sadness as another person, as one who has overcome one more obstacle, and should not fall because of that obstacle but learn from it and become stronger from it.

    Philip, St. Augustine, Fl Submitted Feb 2013
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  • This poem is amazing and it kind of hurts to read something like this and to think that it is someone's life you're reading about. It almost seems impossible to not have that someone there but it happens. This poem reminds me of what my dad said he wanted for his funeral, he wanted us to celebrate his life not to mourn his death.

    Tj, Norfolk King's Lynn Submitted Feb 2013
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  • My husband just passed. He was struggling with heart disease for several years. I know this is what was on his mind as he was starting not to feel well. Thank you!

    Ellen Torpey Submitted 8/7/2013
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