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I will Try To Do Better

Please Father!

I will try to do better,
I'll try to keep my socks pulled up,
I'll watch where I'm going in future,
And not sit down in the muck.
I know that my jersey's in tatters,
My white mouse, he nibbled the thread
So he can peek out during lessons,
And get some fresh air round his head.
I know that my shoes are all scuffed up
I'm getting some polish next week,
My Mum's coming round at half term,
I'm excited, that's really a treat.

Please Father!
I will try to do better,
I've washed hands, see nails free of loam,
The curls on my head just will not lie flat,
Since last week when I lost my comb.
My "S" belt it seems to be missing,
I looked for a long time last night,
The boy in the next bed may've nicked it,
Cause I flicked him and gave him a fright.
I do brush my teeth every morning,
I try not to miss when it's late,
Mum say's if I don't she must take me
To the dentist, something I will hate.
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Born in Oxford, raised in Kenya, past winner of Los Slamgeles Poetry Slam and author of abitingchance.blogspot.comand "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. more…

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