This Be The Verse By Philip Larkin

This Be the Verse

BY PHILIP LARKIN



They **** 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 ****** 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.



lonelymrstroll lonelymrstroll
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Dec 14, 2012