~ 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.

25 May, 2007

Sing Heart And Come Alive.

Sing heart and come alive,
close your eyes and clear your mind.
You can recall those desert sands
and when I take you by the hand,
atop the golden dunes we'll stand,
in heaven, in those mountains high,
sing heart and come alive.

Sing heart and come alive,
the alleys of the old Oman
in bustling fruit filled market place,
I clearly see your lovely face.
The dhows along the river nile,
it's splendid majesty of pace,
sing heart and come alive.

Sing heart, and come alive,
close your eyes and clear your mind,
the hanging fragrant jasmin blooms,
will take away your heavy gloom.
The beauty of your mothers face
the slowness of our daily pace,
sing heart and come alive.

Sing heart and come alive,
the frankincense in pots of gold
the alleys and the boys so bold,
the galaxy of sweetest cakes,
the air so warm upon your face.
Close your eyes and clear your mind,
sing heart and come alive...

@ Copyright 2006


Anonymous said...

It's so lovely, made me cry, but so lovely


Mill - 28th May 2007 said...

I have been sitting reading your poems and listening to Jo singing his songs and have just realised that there are tears streaming down my face. Your bravery and dignity in the face of this is just overwhelming me. The poems are so moving and expressive and tell of your life and love together.

Hilary and Richard Todd said...

We found your poems to be very touching and spiritual. They are a huge testament to the relationship you share with each other and the family. We think you are very talented Susie and we continue to enjoy your previous book.

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you Hilary and Richard for your lovely comments.

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you dear Mill, I should never wish to make you sad, but I am so pleased you found these poems moving. I think of you often with affection x

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