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Submitted by scaredyclassic on June 22, 2011 - 10:02pm

Philip Larkin - 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.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on June 22, 2011 - 10:02pm.

i was thinking I could have the whole family memorize it as part of a poetry project.

anyone have any favorite poems they know by heart?

the only poem i currently have memorized is THE WHEEL by wb yeats.

Submitted by Hobie on June 23, 2011 - 7:07am.

Rap ??

Submitted by scaredyclassic on June 23, 2011 - 8:14am.

Yes, perhaps memorize the "my dick" rap. Are u familiar w that?

Submitted by sdduuuude on June 23, 2011 - 9:24am.

Funniest t-shirt I ever saw:

"I am the man from Nantucket"

Submitted by scaredyclassic on June 23, 2011 - 8:53pm.

I can only recall the first two lines...

google search reveals

And he said with a grin
As he wiped off his chin,
"If my ear were a cunt, I would fuck it."

quite a bit more vulgar than i recall

Submitted by paramount on June 24, 2011 - 1:08am.

All of you phony academics do much better with the $3 words than trying to act cool, hip, tough and funny all at the same time.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on June 24, 2011 - 8:22am.

What poem is that a line from?

Submitted by scaredyclassic on June 24, 2011 - 8:24am.

I think people in the old days used to be able to recite some lengthy poetry by heart. Now I think it's rare. But I guess we know song lyrics.

I memorized the first poem above. I tried it on some people and it worked.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on May 8, 2022 - 10:43am.

Good mother's day poem?

Submitted by sdrealtor on May 8, 2022 - 11:31am.

Funny i have a YouTube video titled Poem. It’s my mom seven years ago in all her glory reading a poem she wrote for my niece and nephew in hawaii. It’s a wonderful remembrance and i watch it every Mother’s Day to visit with her a little.

Submitted by Coronita on May 8, 2022 - 2:45pm.

I prefer Haikus...
5-7-5

San Diego house.
Opportunity of a...
Lifetime. Do not miss.

Submitted by sdrealtor on May 8, 2022 - 4:38pm.

Real Estate Prices
There is not a Bubble Here
No house Permabear

Submitted by Coronita on May 8, 2022 - 10:04pm.

Utah is da bomb
Government jobs plentiful
Saint George I must go.

Submitted by Coronita on May 8, 2022 - 9:42pm.

Haiku for Houses.
Come to piggington dot com.
Bring data or else.

Submitted by sdrealtor on May 8, 2022 - 9:51pm.

Scaredy bought big house
But will not buy himself clothes
Must update kitchen

Submitted by sdrealtor on May 8, 2022 - 9:53pm.

Price rises all over
GZ says not inflation
Wait till baby comes

Submitted by Coronita on May 8, 2022 - 9:54pm.

Mira Mesa house.
In far flung San Diego.
Lizards and walls here.

Submitted by sdrealtor on May 8, 2022 - 9:55pm.

FLU has many cars
Fixes them in his driveway
Neighbors not happy

Submitted by Coronita on May 8, 2022 - 9:58pm.

sdrealtor wrote:
FLU has many cars
Fixes them in his driveway
Neighbors not happy

FLU is 3 syllables. FAIL.

Submitted by Coronita on May 8, 2022 - 10:01pm.

Sky Ranch in Santee...
It is La Jolla Adjunct...
Fifteen minutes there...

Submitted by sdrealtor on May 8, 2022 - 10:05pm.

Rates over 5 now
Cant qualify anymore
Try adjustable

Submitted by sdrealtor on May 8, 2022 - 10:09pm.

Zillow not tech co
Not real estate co either
Advertising co

Submitted by Coronita on May 8, 2022 - 10:11pm.

Work from home no more...
Back to office you will go...
Or maybe not yet...

Submitted by Coronita on May 9, 2022 - 6:45am.

Big Oil stocks fall.
Gold is also down big too.
You are not immune.

Submitted by sdduuuude on May 10, 2022 - 1:53pm.

Built my own big house
Holy shit it's worth how much?
Heart won't let me sell

--

Edited to get 7 in the 2nd line. Holy is 2, right ?

Submitted by Coronita on May 11, 2022 - 1:24am.

sdduuuude wrote:
Built my own big house
Holy shit it's worth how much?
Heart won't let me sell

--

Edited to get 7 in the 2nd line. Holy is 2, right ?

Yes, beautiful!

Submitted by sdrealtor on May 11, 2022 - 8:39am.

Baby coming soon
Such a bundle of pure joy!
Start college fund now

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