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.

Afterwards,
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

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (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

Read all 2 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Monday, August 15, 2005



Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]