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Thread: Philip Larkin reminds you that you're fucked up

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    This Be The Verse.

    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

    Discuss.

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    A classic - much loved by SGG strangely.
    Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum


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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggles
    A classic - much loved by SGG strangely.
    More regretably than strangely, Biggles.

    Though I've been leaning more towards "Toads" recently.

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    Worked for me too JP. Not with Mrs JP of course.


    I think this fellow was just Larkin about when he wrote that.
    The best way to keep a secret:- Tell everyone not to tell anyone.

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