~ 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.

06 June, 2007

A Summer Day

How beautiful this Summer day,
the colour of the flower,
I seemed to miss it all today
and often wished a shower,
to match my mood, I'd like today,
rain and thunder all the way.
The snow and hail, they could come,
and even lightning too,
If I could take your pain away,
A hurricane would do.

How beautiful this Summer day,
with not a cloud in sight,
and there you are
again in bed, putting up a fight.
The sun is blazing down the rays,
and when you turn and smile,
I'll keep you with me, and that gaze,
and never miss the flowers
and if you think I love you less,
I'll long for summer showers

How beautiful this Summer day,
the stillness of it all,
the sky is brilliant, almost red!
you smile at me, and rest your head.
So does it matter the flowers are out,
does it matter that their blue,
if I could take your pain away,
then this is what I'll do.
For then the rays, the lovely sun,
the flowers, each and everyone,
I'll keep you and that lovely gaze
then this will be my Summer day.
@ Copyright 2006


Anonymous said...

i just got the feelings when you wrote this poem , your wrote it with your tears,and praying for God to heel your beloved and turns the cold to warm and from the winter to summer

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you for those lovely words, I do still believe in miracles.

John said...

I hope this man makes many more summers - I loved your poem

Anonymous said...

Who needs summer anyway - get well mate

anne turner said...

It must be so terrible for you - such a lovely poem.

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you Anne - although it is indeed very hard - we are still enjoying so much, our time together.

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you also to John and to anonymous - your comments are all gratefully received

Peter Purvis said...

This is so lovely Peter Purvis

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you Peter

Janice Thomson said...

Beautifully written - love this.

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