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About Me and My Poetry

Born in Oxford, raised in Kenya, and came to America as a Fulbright Scholar to study dentistry at U.S.C., Dr McLeod is past winner of Los Slamgeles Poetry Slam and author of abitingchance.blogspot.com and "The First Thanksgiving". Doctor McLeod is a performing poet who has recited at Highland Games, dinners and Burns Nights for the last 40 years. He is happily married, lives and works in Los Angeles,has three children, and practices as a dentist on Sunset Boulevard :http://www.drneilmcleod.com/ He can be contacted by e-mail at drneilmcleod@yahoo.com and will willingly entertain requests to share his work with permission. Doctor McLeod's poetry is available from Amazon.com under the following titles: A Ship in a Bottle, One For The Pot, The Clan Remembers, The Aching Heart, The Thorn Wi’ Me, My Silver Box, When the Spirit Moves, A Cartload of Stories, The Persimmon Tree, Pure Whimsy, Songs and Poems of Frances McLeod, Dental Ditties and last but not least " The Illustrated Address To A Haggis". Bringing The Clan Back To Dunvegan, and Dental Ditties.

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For months we had been waiting
The land was parched and dry
Reservoirs were at the lowest
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It takes a lot of time until a broken heart’s restored,
A lot of love and patience ’till the pieces are secured,
And even when you think you’ve left the aching far behind
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There’s flashing of oars in the water
When the sunlight shines back off each blade,
And the image below is reflected
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There is a pool in the garden
It’s oval and pretty and blue,
It has to be checked and carefully cleaned
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Winter Coming On

Morning is pale now, late to the starting
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Jason proposed in armor
He was knightly and gallant and true,
Young to the altar the union bore fruit
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Smells Like a Kanga Died

We were making a tour across Europe
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Smells Like a Kanga Died

We were making a tour across Europe
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Don’t Rush To Brush

The familiar recommendation to brush our teeth after meals has now been proved to be wrong, and that our propensity to enjoy acidic food predisposes us to having slightly etched teeth with their enamel protein matrix exposed. Immediate brushing damages the exposed matrix and prevents recrystallization of the of the external calcium hydroxyapatite crystals. We should wait for and hour or so.
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My Old Teachers

For Marie and Joan Hobden 1915 - 2000 and 2003. Music teachers at Cottesmore, choir leaders and organists at St. Peter’s, Hove, Sussex. They were my singing teachers.
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