Of course it seems pointless replying to this thread as the author of it has decided to leave us.
It does seem strange to me that an author would limit him/herself to two subjects,
drugs and suicide. These are subjects that should not be ignored but should not at the same time be glorified. I am not saying that the person who originated this poem did this, i haven't read any of their poems, but as most of them were pulled, I wouldn't have a change to. This is not an issue of censorship, its one of protection for the younger members at this site. Ron has designed this as a family site, we have adult forums for more edgier posts.
I am sure Ron is familar with the works of Plath and Thomas. Even closer to home a lot of poets here have posted poems about such topics as drugs and suicide, as Brad said, and have not had their posts pulled. Maybe you need to readdress how you handle these topics.
[This message has been edited by brian madden (01-21-2003 07:41 PM).]