“This Be The Verse” by Philip Larkin

by on 09/08/12 at 2:12 pm

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They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
+++++++They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
+++++++And add some extra, just for you.

But they were fucked up in their turn
+++++++By fools in old-style hats and coats,
Who half the time were soppy-stern
+++++++And half at one another’s throats.

Man hands on misery to man.
+++++++It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can,
+++++++And don’t have any kids yourself.

Ernest Hilbert

Ernest Hilbert is founder of E-Verse Radio.

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