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    to me that poem is annoying and pessimistic, like someone who is self-defeating and can only see shit in everything.

    i really don't like the line "man hands on misery to man".
    to me that sounds like somebody who is DRAWN to misery.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic Tater View Post
    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.

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    ^ Once again we are on the same page.

    Yes. As if the misery is predetermined and the author doesn't have a choice in the matter to change the course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomorenames View Post
    Nitpick? Damn, and here I thought I was trollin'
    I was commenting on means, which but serves the end. Though if you're so unwise as to own up to what that end is, be my guest.

    I didn't
    A good troll would continue feigning incomprehension or try to change the subject at this point rather than taking the bait of trying to defend their own intelligence. Silly you

    Aw. But passive aggressiveness is fun, huh?
    I've often wondered what motivates trolls beyond a simple desire for attention! Thanks for helping me refine my understanding further

    Anyways, all you know is what I wrote which doesn't necessarily tell you more than I intended. Unless you wanna project
    You've already admitted to trolling. I think I know what I need to at this point, and so does anyone else who reads your comments on this
    Look into my avatar. Look deep into my avatar...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aramis View Post
    Hell yes. Naive as fuck when I finally got out into the world.

    I'm breaking free slowly still. Chains are getting rusty and irreparable. Soon, the collar breaks at its fractures.

    Grateful, but cautious.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic Tater View Post
    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.
    It is actually a poem. And it is a good poem. And it undermines our expectations as it confirms our suspicions.

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