Saluting with misty eyes
silvergriffinfire- Before ANY work is removed from any forum, it is discussed by all of the moderators... usually at length, and the poet is very often given the benefit of the doubt. I am sure you know how hard it can be to get 3 people to agree on something, so imagine the discussion that goes into getting- sometimes- 10 or more people to agree that a poem needs to be pulled. This is not an action that is taken lightly, because we all have very strong feelings about our work, and understand that you do as well.
The main reasons that we have the language filter and the rules about what is acceptable is because there are many people who visit this site that do not wish to be involved is such language, and because we have children as young as 10 that visit, read, and post. For those reasons, as has been mentioned elsewhere in this thread, we have the mature forums for peopple to post in when they feel that the adult language is needed. Although I have posted one scribble in the Mature forums, my personal thoughts are that most writes can be done more effectively, and with more impact if the easy words are not used, and the poet is required to show his reader what he means without resulting to vulgarity. Just my opinion, though.
Oh, BTW... don't worry too much about having a poem removed... I've had one removed, and another that I submitted to the mods rejected for content... IT has happened to us all.
In the wooden chair
Beside my window
I wear a face born in the falling rain