Goodwards

Jean Pouliot
Religious and political analysis/poetry for a better world
Created 21 Oct 2021
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  • When madness erupted
    05 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read
    When madness erupted on marbled steps And the world watched with mouth agape, And panic set in on the scurrying reps And producers exhorted, “Roll tape!” The half-witted mob, besotted with lies Hurled...
  • 2021 Year in Review
    29 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Phew! What a year! Give a shout, shed a tear. Seemed like decades, but now it is done. And so many battles—some lost, many that’ll be ties, precious few of them won. So as we conceive the old annum to...
  • Rejoice? Rejoice!
    15 Dec 2021 • 1 min read
    “Rejoice!” the preacher sang today this Advent Sunday three “A cruel joke,” I muttered to my cellmate and TV For twenty Christmas Eves I’ve been cooped here against my will A couple more I’ll spend he...
  • The Ballad of Kyle Rittenhouse
    20 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    Kyle, Kyle, it’s been awhile! I’ve been away Why the dirt-eating smile? Did you tag Mary Jane like you hoped you would? That cute dizzy bird From the old neighborhood? Did you beat the boss in Zelda g...
  • Church and State — together again!
    17 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    Image adapted from caricature by DonkeyHotey. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license. "If we are going to have one nation under God, which we must, we have to have one rel...
  • The Old Warrior
    12 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    Image by Johnny Silvercloud, licensed via https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/ On Vet’rans Day, I’ll stand, salute, and wish the warrior well And thank him for his service and I’ll shake hi...
  • Even the Elect
    02 Nov 2021 • 10 min read
    I’m not one to throw around terms about the Christian view of the apocalypse willy-nilly, like some latter day Johnny Appleseed strewing the countryside with poison apple trees. But I have read the Ne...
  • Halloween 2021: Overindulging
    31 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    A Halloween display in my hometown, complete with black wreaths, witches, black cats and pumpkins. The Halloween decorating stared early this year, barely after Labor Day. Yard after yard in my town s...
  • Speculation Station -- late October 2021
    28 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 1 2
    Speculation Station a compendium of hot takes, guesses and stray thoughts about items in the news. The Case of the Missing not-quite Person of Interest Gabby Petito’s long-lost boyfriend (he who shall...
  • The Good Samaritan, by He Qi
    26 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    He Qi’s “Good Samaritan” depicts a key moment in the parable — the moment when the Samaritan loads the Jewish victim of a robbery onto his donkey for transport to a nearby inn. The victim, head invert...
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