Note from Claude:
I wrote "Compose" to protest our becoming e-massed into a non-thinking glob of humanity and becoming complacent and marginal in our individuality. I fear humanity's becoming dominated by a few with glibness of tongue and physical appeal. I wrote to remind "me" of my abilities and the need to stiffen my back. Refusing to conform is freedom's biggest asset.
I write poetry for the pleasure of writing. Writing is my escape, often my very best friend. I read and love free verse poetry but for me to write I seemingly must write in meter and rhyme.
I was born, raised and lived all my life in Pontotoc, Mississippi. I was raised on a farm where we milked cows, raised cotton, corn, and had a peach orchard. I have worked for Pontototc Electric Power for 31 years. My wife Ann and I have two sons, both are pharmacists, and we have two grandchildren.
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