Cape Cod Massachusetts USA
When you post, you should see a screen that says "Thank you for posting, cobalt..." That will tell you that your comment registered with the forum software. If you don't see your comment immediately, try holding down the shift key as you refresh your window.
You may have a server that controls your window's update timing. AOL is a big offender in doing this, but I see that you're not an AOL user... Still - This method could help... Welcome to Passions in Poetry, at any rate...