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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.”
Philip Larkin, High Windows

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Marius Gabriel You fuck them up, your mum and dad.
You may not mean to, but you will.
You'll blame them for the faults you had
And put some extra on the bill.

And you'll be fucked up in your turn
By sneering kids, as you'll observe;
They'll dump you at the poorhouse door
And say it's just what you deserve

Child hands on misery to mum.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as quick as you can run,
And don't have any folks yourself.


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