Anaesthetised by Jacqueline Nash

The SoundCloud  and written versions of the poem Anaesthetised.



I used to feel.

It began so surreptitiously;
the numbness.

It began to creep all over me,
slowly spreading,
finding it’s way beneath my skin.

Imposing emotional paralysis,
desensitising my every crevice,
disabling emotions beneath the surface
and filling me with a kind of emptiness,
a vacuum devoid of essence.

Now it protects me,
the numbness cradles my body
safeguarding my sensitivity,
protecting my vulnerability,
helps me to live
in my alternative reality,
my world of nothingness,
pain free.

I no longer feel.

About Jacqueline C Nash

Jacqueline loves to write poetry and has also written a book but none of her work has been published, she writes purely for enjoyment. It has helped her through good and bad times, the last few years of which have been particularly difficult. Her poetry is inspired by nature and life in general. Much of her work is from true life, sometimes stretching the truth a little, but it is also from her imagination. Jacqueline is a firm believer that creativity feeds the soul. As well as poetry she loves music, dance and dabbles in mixed media art and up-cycling.
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6 Responses to Anaesthetised by Jacqueline Nash

  1. noblethemes says:

    Oh-so very good and very well read! All the best to you w/blessings! 🙂


  2. jcnashpoems says:

    Thanking you kindly Jonathan xx


  3. It’s so wonderful to hear a poet read their work. Beautifully done!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. May says:

    I love your description of this numbness❤️❤️ … This numbness, It has some benefits but I find I miss the clashing feelings that fuel a deeper inspiration for me

    Liked by 1 person

  5. jcnashpoems says:

    Thank you for commenting. Yes, the benefits would be that the person suffering the numbness no longer has to feel any more pain, basically, they switch off to protect themselves, they probably wouldn’t be able to function either. Not a good place to be. xx


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