“If Tomorrow Starts Without Me” is a cinematic poem short film featuring poem attributed to David Romano (1993) read by Tom O’Bedlam directed by Camille Marotte.
Filmed and Directed by: Camille Marotte
Music Composed by: Hammock (“Mono No Aware”)
Poem Read by: Tom O’Bedlam
Produced by: Black Negative
“If Tomorrow Starts Without Me”
by David Romano (1993)
“If tomorrow starts without me, and I’m not here 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.
He 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 and walked 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 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.
I thought of all the love we shared, and all the fun we had.”