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National Poetry Day 2nd October 

I’m nothing if not occasionally predictable so here is my favourite Philip Larkin to celebrate National Poetry Day. If you’re wondering why this should be predictable, check here!

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.

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


This article and the soldier’s poem are very powerful indeed. The message is clear.

Order Of Truth

spoemThis is a poem from one of our visitors which relays the feeling of many soldiers around the world.

After dedicating one’s life to what one believes at the time is an honourable and just cause, many soldiers return to question the motives of those who are responsible for sending them into conflict.

When they return or are no longer of use to those in power, they are cast aside to cope with the aftermath – very often with tragic consequences for them and their loved ones.

They are ‘expected’ by those in power (who are responsible for sending them into conflict in the first place) to cope without any support – to pull themselves together and get on with being a ‘normal’ member of society.

It is impossible for anyone who has experienced conflict in a war zone to view the world the same as they did before. They…

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Mother’s Day in the UK is almost here — Sunday 10 March.  Click here for other Mother’s Day products.

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Bon Voyage 2012 UK Calendar

Need to know the date?  Pick up your infant in his/her organic creeper and voila!  This creeper has UK holiday dates.

Take care and keep laughing.

Sarah

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