Posted by **Josh** on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 3:45pm.

What is this poem's meaning and how did you understand it?

March for a One Man Band

by David Wagoner

He’s *a boom a blat* in the uniform

Of an army *tweedledy* band *a toot*

Complete with medals *a honk* cornet

Against *a thump* one side of his lips

And the other stuck with *a sloop a tweet*

A whistle *a crash* on top of *a crash*

A helmet *a crash* a cymbal a drum

At his *bumbledy* knee and a *rimshot* flag

*A click* he stands at attention *a wheeze *

And plays the Irrational Anthem *bang*

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