Throwback Thursday Poetry: There Is No Such Thing As Caring Too Much

I wrote this poem last year, but it seems fitting for today. I should have used this one as my pandemic poem, the world needs more altruism.

Love & life lessons,

Kristian


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The world has told me that I “care too much,”

but I’m learning that there’s no such thing.

I’ve listened to the trees, and the waters,

and the dirt of the earth,

and they all wish more people “cared too much,”

 

I have watched my father cling to my mother’s dying body.

I watched as he took her face in his hands,

and kissed her lips before her final breath escaped her tired lungs.

And I thought to myself how lucky she was,

to have someone who “cared too much.”

 

I have seen death, and murder, and suicide.

The world has hardened those people,

the same ones who say I “care too much.”

But I don’t have to listen.

The world is as soft, and kind, and sweet as I see it,

and I’ll be damned if I let anyone steer me away from my heart.

 

I have witnessed the homeless sleeping in cardboard boxes,

and the people as they pass by, thankful for the roof’s over their heads.

And I felt pity for those passers,

who are too foolish to see the human spirit inside that box.

 

Yes, there is no such thing as caring too much.

 

 

 

 

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38 Responses to Throwback Thursday Poetry: There Is No Such Thing As Caring Too Much

  1. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

    Well said!

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  2. Sadje says:

    A beautiful poem about generosity of love.

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  3. Kristina, this is such an amazing and loving piece. You have a heart of gold beating within you. 💛

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  4. A beautiful poem my friend. I agree, there is no such thing as caring too much.

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  5. Great poem and great sentiment.

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  7. simplywendi says:

    this is such an incredible poem!

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  8. iamdreaway says:

    This was a beautiful piece of writing. Quite moving!
    Read my first blog post on why I believe caring too much about what people think will destroy your life…

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  9. That was absolutely stunning in every way. Simply. Beautiful.

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  10. Sadje says:

    What a profound message Kristian. Never be dissuaded from carrying too much.

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  11. So beautifully expressed – yes the world needs more caring people, not less. Thanks for sharing this beautiful poem.

    Just a side note to add to things we have in common. My mother was the first of my parents to die. They’d been married 43 years at the time of her death and the example of loving care my Dad displayed will stay with me until, at last, my own time comes to leave this world. It is a treasured memory.

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