~ 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.

26 June, 2007

Stay and Sleep

I can hear him sleeping
I can hear the storm
it's fierce ebony clouds
scudding, it's yellow flashes
spend themselves against
my window pane.
Trees crashed, branches fell,
and my heart no longer knew it's way.

Still he slept, his
gentle breathing at odds with the
violence, that shook my soul,
Can you hear the storm ?
is it inside your realm
is it beyond your pain
is it beyond mine.

The sky lit and intruded
into my domain,
It's clear shadows against my walls,
a dark mark against my heart.
Wake and listen
do not enter that sphere
no, stay and sleep
quieten my province.

Stay and sleep...

@ Copyright 2007


Ken ( My Space ) said...

Superb Susie, very topical a coincidence or did inspiration come from the weather. Love it.

Jewel - USA said...

May the storm stay outside awhile
May the storm subside for now,
If we can't find a door,
we can't get out.
May you find a door.....soon
My Best Jewel.

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you so much Ken for your lovely comments.

Susie Hemingway said...

Jewel as always your words heal - my sincere wishes to you.

Anonymous said...

Another wonderful poem, we are really enjoying all of them, our best to you. Chris and Joy, UK

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you to Chris and Joy, I am so happy you are enjoying them

Janice Thomson said...

Very moving Susie.

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