A Haiku - Carefulness

Are you full of caring?

Carefulness is a constant vigil.
Carefulness is a constant vigil. | Source

Why be careful?

How much we care now!

But are we really care-full?

Care to care deeply.

Measuring our caring....

Can you think of a time today when you could have cared more deeply about another person?

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AudreyHowitt 5 years ago from California

Caring deeply with attentiveness is my struggle as well---lovely piece

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sankari.nayagam 5 years ago

That was careful use of words! A good one!

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Deborah Brooks 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Love your poem...trying to care more everyday...debbie

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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

caring is all about connect one soul with another.

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ytsenoh 5 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

Nice piece. Is there such a thing as caring to a fault? Striving for unconditional compassion is a good thing, some need to care more, at least based on our own emotional reflections, and some care to such an extent they become ill. Then, there are those who choose not to care at all. Definitely a good piece because you have me thinking on your subject! Thank you.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Caring and giving are two of the most important things in life.

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picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

well said!

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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

To all who read, and commented, and cared: Please accept my apology that it has taken my editing three years later to read your comments and reply.

We can all fall short on caring. Some days we will do better than on other days. The comparing of caring with compassion was appropriate, and we can all use more of that. There would be fewer children in jail with long jail sentences (30-40 years, even life imprisonment) if society had more compassion and mercy, more caring; and the same goes for wars and their consequences.

We can do better.

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