Poetry – What Makes a Goon?

What Makes a Goon?

 

What makes a goon?

Strutting in uniforms

With body armour and masks.

 

What makes a goon?

Behind their shields

With their guns and batons.

 

What makes a goon?

Following orders

Mindlessly dispensing violence.

 

What makes a goon?

Arm of the State

Merchants of terror.

 

What makes a goon?

Beating heads

Stifling protest.

 

What makes a goon?

Teargas and bullets

Terror and power

 

What makes a goon?

Mindless zombies

Faceless thugs.

 

What makes a goon?

Expressionless

Emotionless.

 

What makes a goon?

Instruments of tyranny

Never questioning.

 

What makes a goon?

Unquestioning

Vehicles of oppression.

 

What makes anybody want to give up their individuality, their ability to reason, and become an enemy of the people?

 

Opher – 7.9.2020

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