Wednesday, September 14, 2011

If tomorrow never comes.

This poem was translated in Japanese in 2007. This translated version becomes a best-seller after the Tohoko Earthquake on March 11, 2011.

If tomorrow Never Comes
-- By Norma Marek (used with permission)

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'd see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss, and call you back for just one more.

If I knew it would be the last time I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would tape each word and action, and play them back throughout my days.

If I knew it would be the last time, I would spare an extra minute or two,
To stop and say "I love you," instead of assuming you know I do.
So, just in case tomorrow never comes, and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you, and I hope we never will 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
That you didn't take that extra time for a smile, a hug, or a kiss,
And you were too busy to grant someone, what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today, and whisper in their ear,
That you love them very much, and you'll always hold them dear.
Take time to say "I'm sorry," "Please forgive me," "thank you" or "it's okay".

And if tomorrow never comes, you'll have no regrets about today.

© Norma Cornett Marek 1989



  1. assalamualaikum kak,

    ngapa akak nyer FB hilang? hackers? elya faisal

  2. nona elya faisal,

    sdr adalah peminat novel saya. setiap peminat, saya beri keutamaan. Nama elya faisal masih dalam FB saya. semua status saya boleh baca. Mungkin setting FB sana yang perlu disemak semula.


  3. teringat lirik lagu Andai Ku tahu nyanyi Pasha bait-bait kata itu membuatkan hati sy cukup tersentuh..


  4. salam suzana,

    saya sudah tengok YouTuba lagu ini dan suka. Dah masukkan Facebook, kongsi sama2.
    Stutus Facebook tulis, "Kenapa kena tunggu "andaiku tahu". Tak perlu andai2. Buat saja...terus mohon, terus solat sekarang."