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“Z” is for Zillions

There are so many things have come into my life.  I cannot count them all.

I shudder to think what I let slip by through self-abuse and alcohol.

Those days have passed, most thankfully. Not sure how I made it through.

If I look back, through that tiny crack, I see a zillion faces like you.

Faces filled with sadness, faces hiding shame. What weakness was this?

Faces that urged me to carry on, “Try this one, it will give you bliss!”

A zillion hard old bridges that I  did not need to cross.

Could have turned out like so many who lay covered now in moss.

The steps I starting taking  seemed like a zillion long.

The faces looking brighter and me just playing along.

Twenty thousand steps go by and a candle shines the way.

Still something lurks and weighs me down like sedimentary clay.

“Step higher, honey, raise the bar.” they called out now to me.

I had to burn the contract held to a tolerable degree.

More steps are mastered one by one, the end not quite in sight.

But surely now the signs are pointing to a life of  less contrite.

Although I live a life that I must always keep in check.

I thank the zillion faces that were tough with no regret.

I send a zillion apologies and a zillion thank yous too.

To the zillion faces, who lifted me  while I tried to  eschew.

From my heart – thank you.

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18 comments on ““Z” is for Zillions

  1. A lovely post thank you Liz and it’s been great reading you.
    Farewell!

    Susan Scott’s Soul Stuff

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    • I am not saying farewell Susan, as I will be watching your posts and keeping tabs on you. No I’m not stalking you…lol! I find your posts interesting. (Time is tight and I may not drop by frequently, but I do get there eventually!)
      Thank you so much for dropping by and for your support.

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  2. Obviously heartfelt. Thank you for blogging. I have enjoyed your post on the A-Z challenge. I hope you continue to blog. I’ll keep checking back.

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  3. I enjoyed this. The part the struck me was “A zillion hard old bridges that I did not need to cross.” How true that is. 🙂

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  4. A zillion ‘phews’ for reaching the end of your task. Well done Liz.
    Laurie.

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  5. Such and honest writing. Thanks. We all have a zillion bridges we shouldn’t have crossed…but here we are. We made it. Thanks to the zillions who supported us.

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  6. Hi Liz
    I have so enjoyed your posts in the challenge, that much so that I would like to nominate you for a Liebster Award. Hop over to mine place and you can get all the details. You so deserves all awards:)

    Liebster Award
    maggie at expat brazil

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  7. WOW, Liz. You’ve done it!! Congrats!! And each one of the blog posts was your hard work and showing your talent!!
    You’re GREAT!!!

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  8. Hi,
    This poem of thank you to all the Zillions is so beautiful, and I thank you. I thank you for walking the A to Z Blog Challenge along with me. I thank you for hanging in there. That you were walking with me kept me going, Lady. I had surgery on April 17th and did not know how I was going to hang in there. Knowing that you and Susan Scott from South Africa were there kept me going strong even through pain.
    So thanks a zillion. It is so nice having you on my side.
    I love you.
    Shalom,
    Patti

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