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THE WOMAN’S FACE – Promote Yourself

Your face expresses a simple majesty,
Your look is that of  a captive princess, 
Your lips have a slight smile and 
This shows your glory of  being a woman. 
A mysterious woman lives within you, 
A connoisseur of  the secrets of  the woman’s life shines in 
your face, 
A sweet and strong woman, independent and yet weak, 
A mystical and desirable woman. 
I see in you the appetite of  men, 
I see in you the beauty of  a black rose, 
I see in you unknown mysteries, 
I see in you a woman and her secret. 
by Luis A R Branco 
Luis Alexandre Ribeiro Branco | 

Walking – Promote Yourself

Taking my baby for a walk.
Enjoying the shadows that play across his sweet little face
As we move in and out of the trees.
A gentle breeze rustling the leaves, distant birdsong,
The calm clatter of pram wheels along the cobbled path.
Watching the curious look in his innocent eyes
As he takes in the scenery passing by.
Is there any moment more peaceful, more wonderful,
A greater advert for life?
The only way to make this memory any better
Is to share it with you.

Vulnerable – Promote Yourself


I wish you’d let me dig

myself into your head

so that I could peel back the layers,

and burrow deep into your thoughts.

If you’d let me

I would nestle myself up

in a den of all your secrets,

content to just take in

what lies behind your walls.

It strikes me as ironic

that as deep a thinker as you

would leave yourself a puzzle

for me to piece together,

and that my dearest wish

is for you to fall apart –

So that I’ll no longer be

stranger to the one I love;

a criminal who has broken in

to a place I don’t belong.

Written By: Katie

 Campbell, CA

About Me: I am a 27-year old graduate student pursuing my masters in Clinical Psychology, with the hope of ultimately becoming a licensed psychotherapist. Writing has always been an incredible outlet for me, not only as a means of self-expression but also as a vehicle to create something of beauty out of the ugliness generated by painful emotions and difficult life experiences. Aside from writing, I have a huge appreciation for art, all things reptilian, cosplay and body modification (tattoos and piercings). In my free time, I enjoy reading, shooting my bow, nerding out to video games, hanging out with my crested gecko and ball python, watching sci-fi/action films and keeping myself in shape through hiking, jogging and strength-training. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my work!

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If There Was Less Pain, I Would…If I Could – Promote Yourself


I am Joy and I want the world to know,

      what I would do if this were so.


If I lived in a world with less pain, this is what you would see.

      A world filled with less struggles and strain, aching to be free.


I would be a voice that does not go unheard.

      But instead be one of distinction to serve,

      a community of people with better places to go

      in their provision of care that exceeds “the pain world” we’ve come to know.


Pain as it is, with treatment that works.

      Not pushed or stereotyped merely because we “irk”,

      the professional that thinks we all are the same,

      prescribing a drug that has the same name,

      even if our conditions are in different range.


If I were this person this is how it would be,

      you could hear my voice but you can’t see me.

      Because if I was in less pain I would be free.


Free to live with less struggles and despair,

but with a greater hope to overcome obstacles I can bear.


Free to speak without feeling ashamed

of the world I now exist in with the devastation of pain.


Free to choose a doctor that will openly listen to me

and not place me in the same category.


Free to live out the goals I so desire,

without constantly feeling sick, weak, or tired.


Free to be the person I was created to be,

to live out the purpose that was pre-destined for me.


With more strength than I now have that would carry me through,

a life filled with courage and hope anew.


If I lived in a world with less pain “I” would be,

the person behind the door you cannot see.

The person longing, waiting to be free.


Free to be Joy, free to be me!



My name is Joaynn and I live in the U.S. I have been following your blog for some time and always wondered how did the poems I see in my WordPress reader appear on your website. I visited the Promote Yourself lInk and sent a poem in 3-4 months ago. However, I saw a post today encouraging readers to send in their poems. And because there were some things I left out, I decided to resend it for review and possible submission after seeing your post today.

Here’s a little about me: I was diagnosed with chronic pain syndrome (CPS) and complex regional syndrome pain (CRPS), in addition to Fibromyalgia and other conditions 5-9 years ago. I live with pain daily and wrote this poem approximately 5 years ago in response to a campaign held by the American Pain Foundation (APF) who are no longer in existence but have been inherited by

the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA), seeking to secure a Presidential proclamation naming every September National Pain Awareness Month. My family also helped create a YouTube video of the poem with my voice that was featured on APF’s Facebook page. I’ve included the link below.

My poem is titled “If There Was Less Pain, I Would…If I Could” and through my expression, symbolizes how I feel everyday and the things I desire for other pain sufferers as well as what I desire to do on any given day and would if I could, if there was less pain. I do hope my poem gets selected to be featured on your blog. 


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