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Densensitized

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Below is the poem entitled Densensitized which was written by poet Eileen Manassian. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Densensitized

A gentle touch would leave me reeling
A sweet word would leave me yielding
A hungry look would leave me fantasizing
A warm embrace would leave me smoldering

Sensations on the surface
Nerve endings alive, vibrant
Receptors in overdrive
Overabundance of feelings
Uninhibited response
To a smile, a touch, a word, a nuance of meaning

Body reactions immediate
Melting, softening, quivering, expecting
Set to motion with the bare minimum of provocation
Until….
Until I learned…
A gentle touch can turn demanding
A sweet word can turn demeaning
A burning look can turn charring

Now…
Now sensations have become worn
Unable to detect
True from false
Genuine from fake

Now….
Desensitized I am
To what may be true, real, beautiful....eternal
Words are just a collection of letters
Looks just meaningless expressions
Touches just contact of hands on flesh
My soul still hungry
Bare….untouched….

Cloistered
Are my dreams
My wants
My desires
In the safety
Of my desensitized heart.

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 10/12/2013 11:33:00 PM
    Thank you all for your lovely comments...I'm so sorry that I haven't answered you individually. I'm not in a very good place lately so...I find it hard to find the words to say....Having said that, I do want you to know that I appreciate your sincere and heart felt posts on this poem. Know that I do read and appreciate them all!

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 11:37:00 PM
    Hi Eileen just passing through as I do not have a lot of time like you. Nevertheless I have seen where you are producing a poem per day. Very nice... I like this part in your poem "Touches just contact of hands on flesh My soul still hungry Bare….untouched…."

  1. Date: 10/10/2013 2:49:00 AM
    "soul still hungry, bare..untouched.." loved it! loved this deep write!

  1. Date: 10/9/2013 11:18:00 AM
    this is what i'm talking about... edgy, profound; something like heavy metal imprinted here.. hmmm, got the idea for my contest?.. blastin' piece, eileen...:) huggs

  1. Date: 10/9/2013 9:36:00 AM
    A roller coaster of emotions & uncertainty. Questioning those that which you may never get answers from. Incredible.

  1. Date: 10/8/2013 12:23:00 PM
    oh very beautiful and extremely deep

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 10/8/2013 2:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks ever so much, Liam. I'm glad you could connect with this piece!
  1. Date: 10/8/2013 9:11:00 AM
    Hopefully it is never desensitized as your passion is part of your essence. Another brilliantly penned emotional piece.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 10/8/2013 2:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Richard....Let's hope that is the case....Thanks for the visit and words of praise.
  1. Date: 10/8/2013 6:25:00 AM
    This is a wonderful and glorious write my friend! You left me feeling in awe by the splendor of this incredible poem this morning! I truly loved reading this amazing piece! What a fantastic poem, Great Work!!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 10/8/2013 2:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Russell, thank you for your gracious visit to my work. it is very thoughtful of you to pass by and leave this lovely comment! :)