Unexpected darkness descends

Covering personal landscape

Shadowing real time



Whisked into portal of instability

Spinal canals narrowed

Neurological compromise

Pain body electrifies



Day turns into eternal night

Matrix warping senses

Farewell to old ways

Walking brings no pleasure

Only time will tell

What awaits


V. J.’s Challenge: Farewell

Patrick’s Challenge: Night

*My story…recently diagnosed with degenerative disc disease.  I was getting tingling sensations in the lower back and simple bending/lifting would cause a lot of strain and some pain.  A heating pad, some Advil and I was ready to tackle the world, but then things suddenly changed for the worse.

Well, in February, it was the shoveling of wet, heavy snow that did me in.  The pain bubble absorbed my daily activities. I got my MRI results a week later, too late to stop me from doing this strenuous activity, that would severely affect my lower back and quality of life.

I’ve turned to an alternative, herbal solution and it’s slowly starting to take effect.  After weeks of agonizing pain, it brought back hope. The wonders of CBD oil.



About Olga

I have always had an affinity for artistic endeavors and the beauties of nature. The power of the word combined with photography have become my creative spark.
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31 Responses to Malfunction

  1. I’m so sorry to hear this dear Olga and glad to see you’ve found something that brings comfort and hope. I’ve heard hydro-therapy and acupuncture can also bring relief. Sending healing thoughts and love your way 💞💜💞 xxx

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  2. I know that must be very painful for you 💕 I will send you some absent reiki healing 🌹

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  3. Lindy Le Coq says:

    Chiropractic adjustment has helped me with my degenerative disc issues. What an eloquent poem you have written on a difficult subject!

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  4. V.J. Knutson says:

    I wondered as I was reading. When my disease struck, it hit my spine (and other places). I distinctly remember the day I could not get up the stairs. Do take care. No wonder this winter has been a struggle.

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  5. sgeoil says:

    Very sorry to hear of your diagnosis. So glad the CBD oil is helping and wishing you well with your healing process.

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  6. Arati says:

    I find this image so striking, even more so after reading your poem. I get how physically painful this has been for you and imagine your relief at finding the CBD oil is kicking in. Wishing you continued relief from pain and ease of movement.

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  7. My thoughts are with you and hope the “malfunction” turns around soon.

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  8. oneletterup says:

    The darkness of pain. It can mean farewell to so many precious parts of life. Waiting for a solution just makes it worse. Sending healing thoughts out to you. Your poem is powerful. Glad the oil is helping. Deep tissue massage may also help – it has helped me. Good luck.

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  9. Janice says:

    Thank you for sharing about this Olga and I hope the CBD oil was and your proactive efforts allow you to return to a better quality of life.

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    • Olga says:

      Thank-you, Janice. I’m full of hope that quality of life will be restored. Already getting some signs. What I miss the most is my photography in nature is on hold.

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      • Janice says:

        Ailments seem to arrive at just the wrong time (when you want to get out)…but then I guess there is never a good time…I have to slow down at times when I’d rather not but find it’s a necessity…I’m glad you are hopeful…an important ingredient for getting active again.

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  10. oneta hayes says:

    Sorry about the pain you have suffered. May Spring bring relief and new adventures – pain free.

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  11. Whatever comfort U can take from transmuting pain into high art is well earned.

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    • Olga says:

      High art is a tall order. Maybe emotive photoart is more my passion when I get the right image to transmute. Thanks for your comment, Mellow. 🙂 I’m laying low these days. Lucky if I get two posts done a week.

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