I hope Craig gets the formatting right :P
The attention pointed towards my direction this week,
embarrassed me; though in a good way.
I was hit with a bout of shyness so strong,
I didn't know wot I would say, nor how I would 'act'
if I openly returned to PoetrySoup.com.
I was taken aback by the support, encouragement,
by the kind words left by those of you who decided
to stick-up for me. It means a lot.
So a huge thank you to those of you who stuck-up for me.
You are awesome!
I am the kind of person who, Alzheimer's aside,
will not ever forget these types of actions.
I stay loyal with gratitude no matter wot types of disagreements
might occur in the future.
Speaking of, Craig was very supportive of me
even though there was a time when the two of us tried
to figuratively claw each others eyes out(lol).
His ability to transcend differences, to turn past adversity
into positive support and encouragement, is wonderful.
Now, these next words aren't contrived, nor was I coerced
by TPS in any way.
Throughout my ban, TPS kept open a line of communication with me.
No matter wot differences have occurred in the past,
I have always made sure to be clear with TPS how I am grateful
for them creating, maintaining PoetrySoup.com, offering a platform
for me to post my work, to engage in poetic communion with peers.
During our communication, I continued to express this very sentiment,
even if my ban was permanent.
I have come to a point in my life where I do not want to hold and project
ill feelings, hate, or vengeance towards another.
To do so creates a poison within me.
Not only do I then poison myself, but this poison also ripples outwards,
touching my loved ones.
I want to also thank TPS for lifting my ban.
I noticed that now Premium Members have the option to choose whether
or not their poems are displayed on PoemZoo.com.
This is obviously great for someone like me to see.
Now, with my past of having been an Anarchist and Hippy,
amongst many other things, I intrinsically have authority issues( I have
since been assimilated back into society hahaaaa!) .
I am not a fan of too many rules and regulations,
though I do see the value within a pure system of law.
As far as PS is concerned, I am glad to see some of the new, openly-stated
rules that have been added to the list, especially the announcement
of site moderators being added into the mix.
I hope these appointed moderators will be as unbiased,
as neutral as possible, in order to help curtail several issues of unrest
existing on this site.
Moderators will have the opportunity to quell the issue of members
repeatedly breaking the rules out in the open
without the repercussions of account suspensions or bannings;
to do so fairly, with objective reason, and without favouritism.
A Lifetime Premium Member should be held accountable
for his/her actions just the same as anyone else.
Again, a huge thank you to everyone who offered support.
I am not a hero. I am far from a saint(lol).
I am simply someone who stands up for wot I believe in
and offers an opinion in a very stubborn, bull-headed manner.
No matter how dangerous, seemingly stupid and controversial
it is to always stand-up for wot I believe in, I do so.
But as far as PS goes, in an almost paradoxical manner(lol),
I will do so within the rules and regulations.
Thank you, kindly.