Relax

Source: thestar
Relax, it’s 2021.
Relax, the damage is mostly done.
Relax, you know, it’s been worse in the past.
Let’s put this new year on the map.

Relax, it’s 2021.
Relax, there’s no way we could have won.
Relax, we were all too drunk for the party to last.
Let’s put this new year on the map.

Relax, it’s 2021.
Relax, the rat race has been run.
Relax, it’s pity it all happened so fast.
Let’s put this new year on the map.

The new year on the map,
greet someone you’ve ignored.
Lockdowns seem a drag
but at least we have the luxury to feel bored. 

Relax, it’s 2021.
Relax, it wasn’t clean or much fun.
Relax, and forget all the victory laps.
Let’s put this new year on the map.

Relax, it’s 2021.
Relax, and look forward to what will come.
Relax, and smile right through your solid mask.
Let’s put this new year on the map.

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To hear the musical version of Relax go to
https://ignatiusguelph.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/relax.mp3.

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.

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5 Comments
  • JYC
    Posted at 01:33h, 13 January Reply

    Thanks for sharing some fun, Greg!

  • graeme quinlan
    Posted at 05:10h, 13 January Reply

    Relax, no not yet, the time has not yet come for us to relax. We have still so much to confront, if we are to beat this curse of a virus. We will beat it , we must have faith strong enough to stand Strong and resilient against all odds that are confronting us at this time. Once we do this then we can say with great Joy. LET US PUT THIS YEAR ON THE MAP.

  • Jenny Cafiso
    Posted at 07:38h, 13 January Reply

    what a great way to start the day — i highly recommend listening to the audio version. Thank you Greg

  • Frank Obrigewitsch
    Posted at 11:27h, 13 January Reply

    Fun. Reminiscent of very early Dylan.

  • Jim Radde
    Posted at 16:29h, 13 January Reply

    Greg, you are the only singing poet I know.
    Good on ya. Keep it up.

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