to Verse and Adichie and not a poem

to Verse and Adichie and not a poem

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

Our site needs closer monitoring because this kind of thing should not happen on any site, much less a poetry site where we need to be supporting each other.

There have been two people ( I have been told who are actually one in the same) who have closed their accounts and in so doing have named me and a few others on this site as reasons. We have been accused of many things including Catfishing. There has been a lot of telling going on here. But the ones so named in these libelous posts have been on this site for many years and are known to be nothing more than polite and helpful to other poets here, no hidden agendas.
So I ask you Verse and front of God and everyone on this site to show us the so-called comments on the poems and/or private messages in which any of us have been anything other than polite and encouraging.

© 2020 jacob erin-cilberto

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It's hitting my little mind a little since I did not expect any people to be malicious towards you. You've been and you are an amazing support for this site, Sir and your true friends are always grateful for you. I know you're ignoring the bogus and more than sensible to enjoy the life. Best wishes to you***

Posted 2 Months Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


I'm sorry you were put through this. No one should have to. Stay strong. All the good people here.

Posted 2 Months Ago

No doubt they'll be back under another name doing the same thing and blaming the world for their problems, just like the rest on here, who are always the innocent party and NEVER at fault for anything.
One of the others still active here sent me a message once that they obviously copied and pasted to everyone, saying I and someone else was bullying him and looking for sympathy. I named and shamed him at the time, but doing anything other than ignoring them gives them what they want... Attention they are incapable of getting in real life.
I gave up caring about them forever ago, despite being told they're still doing it.
Why it makes them feel big trolling on a writing site should give you an idea just how tragic they are.
Never heard a bad word said about you Jacob and wouldn't believe it if I did.
Just keep doing what you do and know anyone who does believe it aren't worth worrying about.


Posted 2 Months Ago

Jacob - I have just come across your post. I cannot believe that there are some people, so evil who manage to find their way onto this site. I have always found your criticism of anything I've written to be positive and encouraging.
Unfortunately I think there are some individuals who are jealous of some of the better writers, I include you among those, and vent their frustration by tearing them or trying to tear them down.
Take care - Dave

Posted 2 Months Ago

Libelous posts, yes and so very shocking and hurtful to all your friends, who have known you, learnt from you and have been inspired by you, over the past decade. I strongly condemn it. Your gentle, wise and friendly presence is incandescent here. Nothing but brilliance & kindness is felt around you. Such ill-winds riding on ill-constructed sonnets, pass through sometimes, trying to sweep the truth in its wake, yet the truth is too strong to be snuffed out by such and will return to slam them in their face. So here’s a shout-out to my finest friend on the Café! Pen on always, dear Jacob.


Posted 2 Months Ago

It is upsetting and absurd to find that these accusations are being made about you Jacob and other poets on here. It is mischief making and I don't believe for one minute there is any truth in it or that any evidence will be forthcoming. You my friend have my full support as do the other poets that were named.


Posted 2 Months Ago

Apparently, my last review disappeared. Thanks for writing this, J. I too would like to see any messages or reviews this person can show as evidence.

Posted 2 Months Ago

I think they are up to something not good trying false stuff and wicked ways. Let us all be aware and careful not to fall into their traps.

Posted 2 Months Ago

Thank you for posting this, Jacob. It is very upsetting to me that someone would accuse me of catfishing or being nasty. I strive to compliment every poet's work on this site. I have never knowingly said an unkind word about anyone or to anyone. I hope this accuser comes forward to tell us what exactly she means. Lydi**

Posted 2 Months Ago

Wow! I did not know what is going on Jacob for I have been busy lately. I just saw your post and I'm shocked that some wicked people can do that. I stand in your support and all the true, genuine poets and friends on this site. If they smell fishy, we need to ban them.

Posted 2 Months Ago

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Added on February 26, 2020
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jacob erin-cilberto
jacob erin-cilberto

Carbondale, IL

Originally from Bronx, NY, I live in Carbondale, Illinois...teach English at two community colleges and have been writing and publishing poetry since 1970. Friending works two ways. If we have had .. more..


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