Panting like the Deer after Water

silhouette view of animal beside lake

you found freedom, rejected the siren call to be all things at once, settled to listen  

you found and rose to revel in the current in skies you trusted, like an eagle  

you found joy enough to inspire those who need experience heavenly kinship  

you found brothers and sisters, family members, those who love and need you  

you found pain has a name and often more than one, testing patience  

you found a home in God at very centre: a door that opened for you to hear, perhaps…  


this poem celebrates spiritual progress in this gift we call life; the disciplines that help take us forward along these lines are what my new book explores and engages: it’s called “Seven Spiritual Disciplines, strength for the journey” and is on Amazon if you’re interested

Published by Dayna E. Mazzuca

Contemplative Christian Poet, Author & Speaker

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