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.”
This has got to be one of the best poems ever written. But the real question is “why do they fuck us up”. And it’s not just some parents, it’s MOST. I mean seriously, what is wrong with these people? And it’s even worse when they have more than one child. As Howard from Big Bang Theory says “The first child is a trial”. Yes very true. But then parents still mess up with the second child and the third child and so on and so forth. I’m 26 years old and I still haven’t had children yet. Why? Because I will probably FUCK THEM UP.