Sunday, 17 January 2010

This Be the Verse

I came across this in my search for original Dennis pics, there's nothing safe from the PC brigade.

This Be the Verse

by Philip Larkin

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.

I didn't intend going down this path, but I guess it was just natural progression.
In alphabetical order.