Poems from Uncle Arthur: If

IF

 

F I hd feʈ

ɖt a powm in ɖ rît ples

cd spred luv n pīs,

mc fwa gra hisṭri fr gīs,

tec fṛm ɖ rić n gv t ɖ pur,

fix a brocn bac dor,

mc siṿlîześn mor sivl,

stop tōcrz tōcñ drivl,

reẓrect ɖ ded,

mnd ɖ gardnśed,

sev ɖ ẃelz,

gt m a cotij in ɖ Yorcśr Dêlz,

injndr hop n ćaṛti,

gv trnspaṛnsi mor claṛti,

bwić n bgîl

or at līst mc y smîl,

cunjr smʈñ ǎt v nʈñ,

cīp ɖ foxz fri fṛm huntñ,

solv ɖ ic̣nomic crîsis,

iliṃnet Îsis,

dump Trump,

fînd an xit t Brexit,

untwist m n unbitr,

imprizn lǎts hu drop ɖer litr,

pt an end t grīd,

mc Worbrec Rzrvz win ɖ ftbōl līg,

hlp ɖ Marśnz gt bî on Marz,

florịnoṗlîz ɖt emti vāz,

hīl ɖ sic n mc pen sīs,

gv caḅjz incris,

stop ɖ wor,

wrc ǎt ẃt on rʈ lîf’s fr,

sumn ɖ sblîm,

mc ɖ busz run on tîm

or

b haf az gd az Rudẏd Ciplñ,

I mt rait mor.

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Poems from Uncle Arthur: Fourteen

FORTĪN

D’nt wōc undr a

ladr, d’nt let a frog in

sîd, d’nt opn an um

brela untl y’r ǎt ǎt

sîd, rflect bfr y brec a

mirr, crosñ blac-cat paɖz – un

wîz, d’nt sñ ẃn ītñ

dinr, d’nt brñ an alḅtros di

mîz, d’nt gift a prs wɖ emti

inr, n v cors ɖr’z mor bi

sîdz, bt apṛpo v poa

tri, ẃt’er yr rîmñ

scīm, b mnli mîti cerfl nt

t cōl yr powm Ʈr

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Poems from Uncle Arthur: Life Sentence

LÎF-SNTNS

 

(wɖ ybiqiṭs apoḷjiz)

Lîf’s t b livd

so liv fr tde

or carpe diem

f yr Latin’z oce

n d’nt lūz ɖ wil t liv

or se lîf e’nt wrʈ livñ

bcz y onli liv wns

n lîf’s tù śort

az w’r hir tde

gn tmoro

indd fṛm credl t grev

e’nt ɖt loñ a ste

lîf z a caḅre old ćum

ɖ bst ʈñz in lîf r fri

livñ z īzi wɖ îz clozd

n lîf’s nt abt hǎ mni breʈs y tec

bt ɖ momnts ɖt tec yr breʈ awe

so liv n let liv

īt drinc n b meri

fr tmoro

cn lc aftr itslf

n enwe

ǎr litl lîf z rǎndd wɖ a slīp

n lîf ẃt z it bt a drīm

wć z nt t se lîf c’nt b cruwl

lîf z hard

n nʈñ z srtn bt deʈ n taxz

so lc lîvli

h cem t sev ɖ livñ nt ɖ ded

liv az if evri de wz yr last

d’nt fret abt spelñ or gramr

n srtnli nt sintax

it’s nt a matr v lîf or deʈ

it’s mor importnt ɖn ɖt

rmembr God raits stret on crŭcid lîvz

n liv lîf t ɖ fl stop

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Poems from Uncle Arthur: To whom it may concern

TU HŪM IT ME CNSRN

I’m rɖr wurid
abt ɖ stet v ɖ rʈ.
(Jst ʈt I’d se it
fr ẃt it’s wrʈ.)

I’m sirịsli cnsrnd
ẃt w’v dn t ɖ planit:
it c’nt b eni mr
pôzṇs, cn it?

I’m ʈuṛli indignnt
abt ol ɖ fîtñ:
hǎ cn w riyli ʈnc
fîtñ’z ɖ rît ʈñ?

It mcs m qt wîld
ẃt ɖ hymn res
hz dn t ɖ wrld.
It’s a bludi dsgres!

N I’m ptiklrli priokpaid
abt coḷnîzñ spes
n spredñ ǎr probḷmz
ol ovr ɖ ples

bcz lcñ at hisṭri
w d’nt evr lrn
n I’m wurid ɖr’z nwn
hūm it may cnsrn.

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