Letter to the Earth and Other Poems : This Be Not the Verse

They’re fucking you over, your Mum and Dad.

They won’t admit it, but they are.

They’re not leaving you the world they’ve had.

At least that’s how it’s been so far.


That they were fucked over in their turn

Doesn’t make it right.

It is for each of us to learn;

As it is to fight.


Pretend parents will take offence, no doubt,

At words this harsh and strong.

Well pull your bloody finger out

And prove Mr Larkin wrong.

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