Jeffrey Philip Clegg

Rookie - 3 Points (09/12/1959 / Macon, Georgia)

The Broken Warrior Reigns Again - Poem by Jeffrey Philip Clegg

I was listening to Rubber Soul
while reading poetry and
poets' self-written biographies
(which I think, by definition, are actually
autobiographies) and
I thought about a Vietnamese poet
whom I have read a lot
and then about
John Lennon and
George Harrison
and then
I couldn't handle it anymore.

I blew my nose,
looked for and got Help! ,
re-started my computer,
which was making
not-so-funny noises,
wrote this and wondered

Is it another piece of shit
or am I just falling apart again -
or both?

God, I could use a shower
(and it's cloudy outside too) .

As an afterthought or three,
my computer is nice and quiet now
and my new medicine is
kicking in.

I'm taking a few deep breaths and
telling myself,
'Calm down, dude.'

And the lyrics end:
'What you see is me.'

Comments about The Broken Warrior Reigns Again by Jeffrey Philip Clegg

  • (8/15/2005 5:38:00 PM)

    Nice piece of soul, brother poet. (Report) Reply

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  • (8/15/2005 6:19:00 AM)

    Any poem that mentions John Lennon and George Harrison is a winner in my book! Now write one that mentions Bob Dylan and I'll consider you a saint! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 15, 2005

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