A little Note:
I have just forwarded this to Susan, but feel it would be in everyone's interest to read it. It is from the heart and tells my story plainly and clearly. It will make others aware of who they are dealing with. Yours sincerely, Sylvia FC
I know well how you must have been feeling from the beginning till now.
Perhaps you don't know, but he (Ian Bowen) had been stalking me
all the time, I have never known what my fault was!
I have never published my anger, like you have done now, I only wrote one poem (on this matter) called THIS MAN, BRUTAL and RUDE! and many PF friends had sympathy with me, like they have now with you.
Since I am a newcomer, I chose to remain silent, but in fact I wanted him that he'll leave PF himself, because how he'd been using words to me, will make PF be a "dirty place" and not a place for genuine poetry nor poets. It's a shame a man who calls himself a poet, writing beautiful poetry, while on the other hand a black side was mastering him in his very soul to "pull down" PF writers who don't want to share the same thoughts as he had at that moment.
He was "cleaning up our Poetfreak Site from clones and plagiarists" and he called himself "the keeper of..." I don't know anymore whatelse!
BUT he only changed his name, clever done, because since then every word he had written to "stalk" me, was erased of course, after this he chose the name RUSSIANLAD.
I thought perhaps I am a newcomer. First he made me belong to "his friends" then he deleted me again from his list, of course
I started asking him, he replied as if he were a sick man, mentally: one time very kind when he needed something from me, when he had got all done, then he changed the tone of his messages: short, threatening. This is to my opinion, Susan, like you have experienced too, I am sure.
Look, I know why he did like that to me. The only reason was, that I have kept my friendship with a certain person in PF then, whom Ian Bowen regarded as a copyist.
He started threatening me from that moment on. I told him that I know perfectly what that means "copying", but that does not mean that I'll break my friendship with that person. I told him not to mix those two things.
I never denied that that person was a copyist. What Ian Bowen wanted to do with that person, is his problem, but don't ask me to break up with that person. This had nothing to do with his activity.
From that moment on, he started to write to me short but brutal messages. I thought by myself, he wanted to keep PF site clean from copyists, OK, he had my support, but don't turn into a "devil" when things don't go as he wanted to. He cannot force me.
I got the feeling that I had offended his ego. Keeping our PF site clean, OK, but don't start threatening the persons, when they don't want to walk in the same street as he was doing.
He must handle that problem with great maturity and not like a grown-up.
Dear Susan, with this letter I want to show you my sympathy and I let you know that you are not alone with this immatured identity.
Please, read my poem "This man, brutal and rude" December 27th 2011.
All his doings point at a certain illness in human health: that of a bright lightside and deep darkness-side in his innersoul which we call...
Best wishes from,
Sylvia Frances Chan