Psalm 126

When God picked up our luck,
man!, it was like a dream!
Suddenly the stress lines smoothed,
the grey hairs colored
and all our bitching melted
sweetly in our mouths.

Even the capitalists couldn’t help but say:
Boy!  They found something we can’t sell them!

Yes, sir!  We’ve touched a truth
above the law
of supply and demand.

Lord, keep up our luck
like fragile, playful kites.
Those who went out marching
to shoot the field with seed
will come back dancing
with soil on their hands.
Out they went to war,
intent on spoils of food.
Back they come with gifts
from the free, unconquered country

Greg Kennedy, SJ is assigned to the spiritual exercises ministry at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph, Ontario. Novalis will publish Greg's book - “Reupholstered Psalms” - on March 1, 2020.

  • Peter Bisson SJ
    Posted at 09:43h, 20 February Reply

    Thank you Greg!

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