Welcome to Poetry.com

Poetry.com is a huge collection of poems from famous and amateur poets from around the world — collaboratively published by a community of authors and contributing editors.

Navigate through our poetry database by subjects, alphabetically or simply search by keywords. You can submit a new poem, discuss and rate existing work, listen to poems using voice pronunciation and even translate pieces to many common and not-so-common languages.

I almost lost you yesterday

Royston 1946 (Reading)

I almost lost you yesterday.
My life all shattered and in disarray.
God could have chosen death to part
and brought such sadness to my heart.

I took for granted the love we have,
but yesterday reminded me my love
of the frailty of this earthly life.
I could have been without my wife!

My dear, you are so very precious to me.
Without you I don’t know where I’d be.
I know that death will separate one day
but I’m so thankful it was not yesterday.

Praise God for His daily protection
For His great care and His direction.
He was watching over you yesterday
and has given us another precious day.

The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms—(Deuteronomy 33:27)

Written after a near accident outside the petrol station in School Road. (I was also reminded of the time I could have lost you when I went to Ghana.)
Rate this poem:(5.00 / 1 vote)
Font size:
Collection  Edit     
 

Submitted by royston on May 24, 2021

47 sec read
16 Views

Royston

Been experimenting with poetry and still learning more…

All Royston poems | Royston Books

FAVORITE (2 fans)

Discuss this Royston poem with the community:

0 Comments

    Translation

    Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "I almost lost you yesterday" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 16 Jun 2021. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/100709/i-almost-lost-you-yesterday>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest poetry community and poems collection on the web!

    Browse Poetry.com

    Quiz

    Are you a poetry master?

    »
    Who wrote the poem "Love After Love"?
    • A. Robert Burns
    • B. Rabindranath Tagore
    • C. Derek Walcott
    • D. William Shakespeare

    Our favorite collection of

    Famous Poets

    »