Cape Cod Massachusetts USA
I appreciate your question. When one person accuses another of posting something that is plagiarized, they must certainly be prepared to prove that the work is their own. Saying it is so, or producing a web-page with their name on the poem isn't necessarily sufficient.
Dated evidence of publication or copyright is the only acceptable determinant. Until such evidence is produced by one of the people in question, we at Passions cannot presume either party to be the dishonest one.
The poem, of course, could not remain on the forum until such time that the issue is resolved.
[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 03-22-2000).]