Knight of Secrecy
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Dear Cherish and Moderators of Teen Poetry #5:
I regret to inform you that the poem, "Restless bullet" was not, about suicide, nor it was a glorification to suicide, and certainly it did not attack nor the church, god, or any of its prophets or servants therefore it is impossible to consider it profane. It did contain the word "****ing" but this is always edited, but it did not give the meaning to the poem. One word can never define a poem and this also can't make it profane.
The poem "Restless Bullet" is about one of the many troubles and journeys of love that me as a teen go through. This being the main theme of the forum "Teen Poetry #5". I would of agreed if you deleted my poem for the word "****ing" but not for the interpretation of the moderator that read it and deleted it(Cherish), but I know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
"Teen Poetry #5
This forum is for posting new poetry about life as a teen"
I think that by deleting my poem, and stating that it was a "glorification to suicide" you set the line that is between "guidelines" and "Freedom of speech". I have no intent of taking over passions in poetry.com, or any intent of changing your guidelines and boundaries for freedom of speech, but your whole interpretation of my poem was completely wrong. By deleting my poem, you can also delete my account as a member of piptalk.
For doing this I consider you one in the same with the people that banned artist and poets like Jim Morrison, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest and Black Sabbath. Jim Morrison, may god rest his inmortal soul, banned for just saying he was going to show his penis. Ozzy Osbourne banned and sewed for explicit lyrics of suicide, and supposedly subliminal messages in his song, "Suicide Solution", which all the trials of this were dismissed, and I shall repeat Ozzy's words, and I quote: "Why should I stop singing and publishing a song which I know what I wrote it about, just because some kid saw it differently"
Judas Priest had a similar case, and trials, which were ultimately dismissed.
Also I would like to state that both the two replies that I got before it got deleted said that it was about a love gone bad, not about a "glorification to suicide" nor profane. And I quote:
Very interesting write. Well I thought maybe I would give you some advice. Love will come and love will go they can leave you cold and bare. But always know that we're all here and that we truly still care
Feel better soon and go out and find someone who will treat you as you deserve to be treated.
Hot girl From Canada
You may try to explain your guidelines and boundaries of the forums, but you will never be able to deny my right of freedom of speech, but I repeat again,I guess that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Since I piptalks guidelines are against what I believe in and know is right I shall take my poetry elsewhere, and don't look foward to another poem from me.
Sincerely Carlos Machado, Knight of Secrecy.
>Subject: RE Your post in Teen Poetry #5
>Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2001 19:50:54 -0500
>We regret to inform you that your poem "Restless Bullet" has been deleted, due to a violation of the posted guidelines of the forum. We remind you that we do not allow poems that glorify suicide, violence, or the harming of oneself or others.
>Unfortunately this poem can be considered to be "glorification" of suicide. It would be irresponsible of us to condone postings that show suicide as a valid choice to susceptible members who may be influenced by them.
>It also contained a profanity, again, this goes against our guidelines. For future postings I shall have to remind you to refrain from the additions of such profanity.
>We wish you the best, and hope to see you posting soon, within our guidelines, of course.
>Cherish - Moderator/Passions in Poetry
"I feel the sting of an insignificant wasp, and yet, I fear that I am alergic"