Hello to all!
I am new here, so I can't really say much, except for what happened this morning.
I made a few comments on poems - which were wonderful, they touched my heart - and a comment on critque. But then, I wanted to share with all, a poem I wrote about God (God speaks through nature). It appeared in the inspirational forum, but then was gone after a couple of seconds.
I then posted a comment, asking if anyone knows where it went, but that post was also gone in seconds.
I had also posted two days ago an invitation to a valentine's contest on my board, with the intention of having lots of love messages for this valentines, and giving a gift for the most touching one.
I didn't know if I could do that or not because my intention was not to advertise, it was to share and promote poetry and poets. That's all.
I confess that I thought it had been deleted. But it hasn't. Thank you for letting me post it there.
It if had been deleted, I would also understand and respect that decision.
But when I posted today, and my posts would not appear, I thought that maybe I have been banned from posting, and thought it might have something to do with the invitation post for valentine's I did.
If I am wrong, and I wasn't banned from posting, and it's only a slight problem of delay in appearing (the system sometimes might be a bit slow when we post)...then I need to apologize for having jumped to conclusions.
But if I was really banned from posting, and can only reply to posts, then I will need to leave. Why? Because I think it can be seen by my posts, that I will obey rules, and I mean no harm. And if that wasn't understood about me, then I don't no of any other way to express about me...I've tried to in my posts, so that you know that my intentions are good.
I believe in a certain 'freedom' for members as 'people', not just as members.
And I believe in promoting other people's work and talents.
I also do understand that sometimes, posts should be screened, when the poster is considered a bit suspicious.
But please don't consider me as a supicious poster. I do obey rules, and I do understand. But I also know that you don't know me, so stay on the safe side....I understand that too.
But one of the main rules of this site, is for the members to be tolerant of other people's beliefs and comments.
I hope this works both ways: members and administration.
I think you are all wonderful people, very talented, and this site is so organized and we can tell that lots of hard work has been put into it. Congatualtions for the wonderful work!
But I also ask that - we new members - please be seen as 'people' also, not just as new members. A place to share the work of poetry is a place to consider all as poets, whether considered good or bad ones, whether considered new or not new members, we all have one thing in common: the love for poety. And that brings us together in somewhat the same level, without distinguishing that one is better or more important than the other.
If we are seen as and considered in certain "categories" or levels, then we are not posting our work for others to enjoy and help us in improving, we are being passed through test to become or not part of a gang. That happens in this world we live in, but should not happen in a place where we come to relax, enjoy and learn. I am not saying that it happens here...as I said, I am new here...but I am just bringng that to the attention of us all, so that we are careful it doesn't happen in this wonderful place of escape from the so brutal world outside.
I sometimes don't use the correct words, but I hope my thoughts were expressed correctly here.
and God bless,