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Because You Care

by Crystal Melville about a year ago in slam poetry


Because You Care
Photo by juan pablo rodriguez on Unsplash

Because you care, you stop to listen.

You open your heart and

mind to the least of those, and

even at times to the greatest of

them all, because you care.

Because you care, life seems complicated,

tragic even, because you

care about everything and everyone.

When tragedy strikes and sickness looms, you are there.

When the need is great, and the tears flow

you are there all because you care.

But when you become exhausted

while caring for everyone

and about every situation,

remember that you matter too;

that your mind, body, and soul needs care.

If there be any doubt that you matter just as much as another,

remember that is because you care so much,

your life is just as extraordinary and worth caring for,

simply because you care.


“Because You Care,” was written out of the over-arching need for us as human beings to prioritize better, and take care of our mind, body, and soul to keep on caring for others and the world. Many are stricken with sickness and disease because self-care is no longer a priority.

I desire that this poem resonates with many; we all can use a word of caution now and then. I wrote this poem just because, I care!

Love and Light,

Crystal Elizabeth Melville

Certified Relationship Assessment Facilitator and Coach


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Hi, I'm Crystal Melville! I'm a Chaplain, Certified Relationship Coach, Poet, and Writer. Get to know me better here: www.crystalemelville.com. You may follow me on social media @cemelville on Twitter, and @bishopmelville on Instagram!

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