They ***k you up, your mum and dad
November 28, 2008 § Leave a comment
In honor of Thanksgiving, This Be The Verse by Phillip Larkin. Regardless of the goodness or badness of your family, this is too good to be missed.
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.
And, a commentary by themanwhofellasleep: