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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 36 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 and last but not least " The Illustrated Address To A Haggis".

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Sixty Five

On my sixty fifth birthday my mother slipped into a coma, she was ninety seven. I was up early that October morning. Mum passed away the next day.
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The New Job

Billy Collins, America’s Poet Laureate, from 2001-2003, and author of  “Forgetfulness” and Lines lost Among the Trees” has definitely inspired me to be more aggressive and disciplined about my writing.  As a brother poet I refer to him as my cousin.
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The “L” Word
There are many of course but I have my favorite - For Karen Covell

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Dost Thou Know

Dost thou know my child how much I love thee,
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Getting the Job Done

Look here, I said I will fix it,
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It Takes Your Breath Away

On the Western Isles off Scotland
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The Name She Bore
The “Martha Seabury”, was built in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada, for Billy Campbell, and named on August 7th 2012. She is a fine stout schooner.

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At Mahjong

I watch them playing Mahjong now and then
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Morgan
Morgan Fator, two years old inverts the syllables of the word grandma, but expresses his love for her in the manner his own mother shows when she compliments him.

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A New Picture
 
I put a new picture on profile
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