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All that children and grandchildren need to know to understand their parents

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Advice to chidren and grandchildren
Advice to chidren and grandchildren

Couldn’t resist putting up on agewhatage.com a poem I came across this morning. Encapsulates pretty much all you need to know, to understand your own parents. Don’t worry, it’s not long and quite funny on the surface.  Darker underneath…….

‘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.

Philip Larkin

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