~ Poems of Love ~

The following poems have been written by me, for my husband Hamada, who suffered from Multiple Myeloma [IgG Kappa] a cancer of the plasma cells, which are found in the bone marrow. After many months of chemotherapy, contracting pneumonia twice, once given only twelve hours to live and having three bad fractures to his spine and also showing in his Pelvis, he made it to four years seven months. The Multiple Myeloma attacked his Kidneys first showing at diagnosis in May 2006 leaving Hamada only a small percentage of kidney function. He never complained, using his most amazing smile even when I knew he had severe pain. Hamada underwent a Stem Cell Transplant using his own 'harvested stem cells' . During October 2007 he spent seventeen days in the "Centre For Clinical Haematology" at Nottingham City Hospital UK. where he achieved this transplant. We had a scare at six months after transplant, when told 'the beast was back' but subsequent tests showed a partial remission. Again in early 2009 it was confirmed that Hamada was out of remission He fought again during 2010 with newer chemo type drugs. First with Velcade and then with Revlimid but to no avail. His Kidneys were failing further and Hamada chose not to have dialysis. This blog contains poems and updates, written for Hamada, telling of our life together.
Now a beautiful book has been published, see http://www.susiehemingway.com/books/
showing Hamada's personal fight against Multiple Myeloma in the first fifty 'poems of love' written by me his wife. I hope you like these poems of love and also 'our story' dedicated to Hamada, who passed away peacefully at home on 23 November 2010 after a most courageous fight against Multiple Myeloma.

21 May, 2007

Lean Towards Me.


Lean towards me if you can,
For I am strong and tall.
I will hold you, not let you fall,
lean towards me.

You have a right like every tree,
to breathe and stand,
to fight when harsh winds blow.
You are that tree, and I am strong.
Lean towards me.

Hold your spirit strong,
like newly sown corn,
pushing through the difficult times,
for I will hold you, not let you fall.
Lean towards me.

You set your heart free
You let your spirit soar.
For you are brave, you are that corn,
And I am tall and I am strong.
Lean towards me.

Our fight is long
Like the river flows,
twists and turns with stones to cross,
but you are here, and life is now,
And I will hold you, I will not let you fall.

Lean towards me.....


Sung by Jo Moursi on http://www.myspace.com/jomoursimusic

@ Copyright 2006

10 comments:

Susie Hemingway said...

Jo is singing this poem on www.myspace.com/jomoursimusic and is soon to go into the studio to record it for his father.

Chris said...

Susie, I was privileged to have read your fascinating book on "growing up in the fifties" and this your second piece of work has touched me immensely. Knowing you and Hamada like I do and remembering the good times we shared I was moved to tears in your lines of prose. In your words, I can feel the tenderness and understanding of your plight and the inner-strength and courage that you both have for facing the ongoing daily battle. My heart goes out to both of you and your lovely family. As you know, I see Jo very often and the quality of his songs is impressive, he now needs to practice his autograph! Your talent for writing is clear to see, I was deeply moved by your poems, you are truly an amazing woman. Please send my every good wish to my dear friend and tell him I think of him daily and wish him well soonest. Lots of love, as always your friend Chris x

Susie Hemingway said...

I can only say "thank you" how kind your words are - Susie

jo said...

Lovely words - I am only happy I could do something in my own way to put something towards this already special Poem .

Listen to it @ www.myspace.com/jomoursimusic

Susie Hemingway said...

Your 'fabulous voice' has made my simple poem sound just beautiful- you sung from the heart. Thank you.

sandrine said...

this poem is so true to your life. You are so determined, so strong and there is so much love and care in everything you do for Hamada.

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you 'dear heart' I will do my best forever, to keep him with us.

John said...

Trees that are strong have deep roots and they spread deep and wide giving strenth to the branches and the leaves. Your love towards your husband are like these roots, digging in deep getting the strength to support him and the canopy, branches and leaves enveloping your family with love. A truly special lady
John

Anonymous said...

If I was as talented as you I would be a poet, take care John (MySpace)

Jewel - USA said...

You have exact right attitude by telling him to 'lean on you' you are easing his load. Even if you don't necessarily think you are,you are. Keep telling him this. Tell him you'll take all of it. For it to work, you must really believe it.Listen and be with him with your loving kindness.
By helping him you are doing serious practice, and this shows in your poems.
"So that no one else ever again has to go through what he is going through 'I'll accept it all"
Pray that way...dedicate it for everyone's benefit. it will help you and him. This is what the Dalai Lama told me " no matter what you do, remember to dedicate your merit to all sentient beings. For everybody,remember to dedicate
your merit to everyone" It can make him better if not now, in the future.
Jewel Long Beach California.

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