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Plagiarized Poem

Update: December 9, 2008 – The two plagiarized poems had been deleted. Thanks to the site administrator/owner of for doing me a favor. I really appreciate it. Thank you also to all who commented.

This is the second time I am posting about my poems being plagiarized. For the past few days, I’ve been collecting screenshots of different sites where you can see my plagiarized poems. I will be posting them in the coming days.

First in the list is my Saying Goodbye poem. Somebody copied the poem, and what’s worst, she’s claiming it’s hers. She even has the nerve to tell me she made the poem long time ago before I was born, that I was the one who took it from her because she has many poems in many places and that she has awards to prove it. Dream on, libre lang yan.

Duh! I don’t care if she is the best poet around or whatever. I also have lots of awards diba Nilo? haha, tingnan sa mga tags and awards category, nyek!

Seriously, I was googling my poem and was surprised to see 5 or more copycats. The other ‘offenders’ copied my poem as is, but didn’t bother to mention where they copied it from. But this person who submitted her poems in plagiarized my Saying Goodbye poem. She copied it, changed the title, and now claim it’s hers, ako pa ang pinapalabas na nangopya, ang kapal!

I wrote Saying Goodbye on March 26, 1995 when I was 18 years old. Huwag nyo ng itanong kung bakit ko isinulat yan, haha!

She submitted the poem on July 8, 2008 with the title “I could see we were on the edge”. But as you can see it’s more than 90% plagiarized from my poem Saying Goodbye. The underlined words are her own, while the underlined you’re is my grammatical error, which I then corrected to your in my poem.

I already sent email to but haven’t received any reply from them. πŸ™

Plagiarized poem

I commented on the page and said, I am glad she liked my poem. When I visited the site after few days, I saw there’s no reply so I commented again. But this time, I said “This is my poem…You copied it from my site and you just changed the title… I’m glad that you like it.”


Plagiarized poem - comments

I was expecting that she would admit she copied my poem, but she did not. Talagang pinapanindigan nya na sa kanya yun, haha! So I commented again, but she or somebody else deleted it today. I should have made a screen capture last night when I was still able to read my last comment.

I don’t exactly remember what I said except that I mentioned that LYING LIPS ARE ABOMINATION TO THE LORD – Proverbs 12:22; and A RIGHTEOUS MAN HATETH LYING – Proverbs 13:5.

I am not being self-righteous here, I am as evil as whoever and I also lied many times before but I do NOT claim somebody else’s work!

I am not bothered much by those people who copied my poems directly and not adding me as the author. But I am extremely offended that some people copy my poems and put their names on them. πŸ™

December 3, 2008 Update. I just want to add this screenshot of the same poem, but this time it has different title, I Could See We Won’t Last Long. Of course, same plagiarist pa rin, Carmen Santiago!

Same poem, different title

Same poem, different title. Click to view larger image

62 thoughts on “Plagiarized Poem

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    • I think she is. She has the nerve to put her real name and picture tapos plagiarist naman pala sya.

      Thanks pala for linking this post in your 25 rules of blogging. πŸ™‚

  2. Update: The two plagiarized poems had been deleted. Thanks to the site administrator of for replying to my ‘demands’. I really appreciate it. Thank you also to all who commented. πŸ™‚

    • I emailed the site administrator few days ago. He replied yesterday and said that the two poems have been deleted and the poster notified of such action. He mentioned that I can contact him for further help. So I made sumbong the other poem that Carmen copied from Avis Pope. I checked it again and it’s also deleted na πŸ™‚ Sana nga ma-delete na rin yung page nya doon eh, haha! My bad! Suits her kasi makapal naman sya eh. πŸ˜€

    • OO Jenny, kaya nga di ko sya tinantanan dahil sa ginawa nya. Okay lang siguro kung kinopya nya lang pero yun nga sya daw nagsulat!

    • hi Lizeth, welcome to my blog and thanks for commenting. Wla na akong balita sa kanya hehe, hindi ko na kasi napupuntahan site nila, baka may bago na naman syang kinopyahan. πŸ˜€

  3. I understand what you feel….

    ganyan talaga ang buhay…ako din…when I wrote my Article “I dream to become a great man” kinopya din at di man lang ako binigyan ng credit as an author. It hurts, it hurts you know!

    Mabuti nalang I am the active member of Ezine…at na convinced ko ung webmaster ng isang website na idelete ung article na kinopya sa akin.

    MOses´s last blog post..Always Be True To Yourself

  4. That’s one reason I don’t post my poems on my blog, nonetheless I can’t understand why people feel that there is nothing wrong in stealing a poem and passing it off as there own.

    • hi Rose, thanks for your comment and for visiting.

      I agree with you, I can’t understand why some people think it’s okay to steal a poem and act as if they own it.

    • Korek ka jan, ang importante naman kasi i-recognize ang author at huwag akuin ang hindi sa yo, hehe. Pasensya na ngayon ko lang napansin hindi pala ako nakapag reply sa comment mo, anong petsa na. Anyway thanks for visiting. πŸ™‚