Another poem…

These poems I’m posting are based on famous verses, this one by Larkin

Contradicting The Curmudgeon

(This be the verse, Philip Larkin)

They fuck you up your mum and dad

So said that old contrarian

But Larkin’s error is just so sad

The poor deluded librarian.

It’s glib and cheap to blame your folks

For all the crap that life throws out;

To say ‘It’s not my fault’ is jokes

However much you scream and shout.

And if you feel that out you’ve lucked

With the only life you’ll ever live

Because, perchance, they’ve up you fucked

Isn’t it about time to them forgive?

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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20 Responses to Another poem…

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Another good one, I have read this one from you too. It makes me smile because it’s so true, as Mike and the Mechanics once sang
    “Every generation blames the one before. And all of their frustrations come beating on your door.”…..


  2. Ritu says:

    Another His Geoffleship classic!


  3. Luckily, I have wonderful parents so I don’t have to worry about this, Geoff.


  4. Love your Larkin-inspired poem. I totally agree with your closing verse: “Isn’t it about time to them forgive?”


  5. The ghost of Yoda hovers over this one. True it is……


  6. Elizabeth says:

    Especially by the time we become moms and dads ourselves.


  7. arlingwoman says:

    I do love Larkin, but he is definitely a glass empty guy–not half, but completely empty. And yes, once you’re an adult, it’s time to forgive and move on. I like that it’s in the form of a request though–don’t you think…?


  8. jackspratt99 says:

    Yes ! Brilliant ! I love it ! Clever. wit meets homespun philosophy


  9. jackspratt99 says:

    You might like to see my version on the same theme- if you haven’t already, of course

    Liked by 1 person

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