Mistakes, a poem by Chloe Crawford

When we’re born that clock starts ticking

12 14 1970

And as we grow mistakes are made

Like building blocks creating who we are,

who were meant to be

The little mistakes as kids

Like funny memories dancing in our heads

In the long run they won’t stick

More like fond memories flashing by

But as we get older and that clock ticks faster

The mistakes become more lasting

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Chloe Crawford is currently a student at Crested Butte Community School. She lost her mother, Beth Crawford, to breast cancer in 2019.
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Living Journeys’ Youth Group meets regularly and provides opportunities and activities for the children and youth in Gunnison Valley. Your tax-deductible donation enables us to continue programs like our Youth Group; we couldn’t do it without community support. Every dollar helps.

As I grew my actions became more powerful

Like angry bricks hitting that wall

Crushing people down

I hurt some wonderful friends

Those amazing things that made you who you are

Forced me to make judgments

Cut you off from my life

Because of something I didn’t like

I tried to ignore you

no questions asked

no explanation

Just like a free pass

Now looking back in time

I shouldn’t have smashed down your wall

I should have built you up

You deserve the world

Then as I got even older

Life became harder

And the mistakes grew bigger

Was it really a mistake?

Or the biggest regret of my life…

I tried to ignore reality

Block out the pain

I shoved you in a corner as the meds kicked in

I wanted to help but I didn’t know how

Time flew by as your soul melted away

The aches and pains grew inside me as they grew inside you

I watched the cancer eat away at your bones

You grew smaller and smaller

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LIVING JOURNEYS’ YOUTH GROUP MEETS REGULARLY TO PROVIDE SUPPORT, COMMUNITY, AND ACTIVITIES FOR THE CHILDREN AND YOUTH IN GUNNISON VALLEY.

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The weight loss was like a ticking time bomb as your life ran out

9 18 2019

Till there was nothing left to do and nothing left to say

Did I really just let you slip through the cracks?

I wondered as I watched your ash blow away

by Chloe Crawford

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