rapunzel May 10

So I found someone who has stolen my poem for what I believe is the SECOND time now as I can remember dealing with them before.

She's given me no credit whatsoever and has put her own name as the author and then has the NERVE to put a copyright notice as if it's actually her own!!!

Any help would be appreciated please!!

I left the link below to her profile in the notes.

Update: She likes to change the privacy settings so it looks like it's been removed but isn't.

Update 2: She's blocked me and kept my stuff up. Please keep messaging and reporting guys!! She's stolen a lot of poems from here, mine included.

Update 3: Facebook has notified me to say the poem has been deleted. I received no apology but at least it's been removed. Other poems from the site may still remain on her profile.

Isabelle Jul 2016

Is it a crime,
If I do not rhyme?

Will I be put to jail if my metaphors are lame?
Will I be put to jail because I steal your fame?
Or my life will forever be in shame?

I borrowed your words
Well, technically not really your words

I am not a word thief
Unless the Dictionary will sue me
Unless my own mind sue me

Hmmm. I always put a credit or cite the source whenever I used/borrowed something that isn't mine. But sometimes we've got exactly the same thoughts of what has been already read or written, would you still call that plagiarism? If you honestly didn't know that something like that already exist?

You can plagiarize me, baby.
You can act like me.
Talk like me.
Think like me.
It's all okay with me.
I only ask one favor,
I you're  gonna' ape me,
Please test your presentation on the Gorillas in the Zoo.
I'm sure they'll be impressed.

As talent drained from every inch of my mind
I found reading other's work only made me jealous
                   I started to feel unpopular
          Not enough ideas left to create anything at all. Not a single drop of inspiration.

      As all of theses emotions and realizations mixed together

I became okay with copying your work.

       I can imagine you slaving in the dark
Racking your brain to find the perfect words to finish the last line

       Lucky for me I have it all right here, completed and ready to post
     Finished and polished and prepackaged with a message I didn't think of but everyone will commend me for.

    I hope you enjoy it.

Not actually plagiarized. Just tired of seeing others plagiarize on here.
Paul Butters May 2016

In every “Poetry Place”
There is a Copycat Corner.
We know it’s a disgrace
So here’s another “Warner”.

Why they do it I’ll never know,
Those Copier and Pasters.
Their words they seem to glow,
But they’re a bunch of Wasters.

Taking all that praise,
For stuff they haven’t written,
It seems to be a craze,
And many do get bitten.

Just Google their “fine words” or use those plagiarism sites,
And you will find the original poems
Bedecked with copyrights.

I’m sure this place just isn’t free
Of people like this,
Just look and see!!!

The Admins must get their fingers out,
And give these villainous rogues a massive clout.
Me, I will show all due diligence,
But my job here,
Is to show My brilliance.
(NOT someone else’s!).

Paul Butters

Toby Lucas Apr 2016

How is it
That every perfect word has already been spoken,
Have all dropped off another person's tongue?
I feel I cannot pen originality, but chosen
Poetic words and poetic lyrics from poetic songs.
If a fledgling writer dips his quill in another's inkwell,
It's stealing and lack of imagination.
But in other's rhymes, lifting becomes an art
That leads to success, a homage rebranding genius.

I sometimes find it difficult to find just the right words, and often someone else seems to have done it so much better! Also, don't plagiarise ;)
Winter 2015
Arlo Disarray Jan 2016

bhumika fulwani WAS a member of hp who has accounts on other poetry sites, and likes to steal other people's work and show it as her own.

another member of hp who wanted to remain anonymous had pointed out to me that she was using one of my poems on another site.

i was able to prove that i had written mine first and the stolen poem has now been removed.

i would strongly suggest searching for her on other sites, maybe even here, and make sure she hasn't stolen anything from you.
She recently deleted her account here. But on power poetry dot org she has an account with stolen poetry from many of you. I've seen it.

trying to warn others. having your work plagiarized is not a good feeling. i hate to perpetuate the drama on this site, but this is important. i don't want other people experiencing what i just went through.
SøułSurvivør Dec 2015

They're out there.
Pens ablaze.
Out to startle
and amaze.
Quite adept at
turn of phrase.
Leaving people
in a daze.
Set the fire.
Smoke's a haze.
The arsonist's
pernicious ways.
Before you know it
reps are razed.
Even tho my
flank is grazed
I won't worry.
I'm unfazed.
Don't base my worth

upon your praise.

'nuf said.

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