~ 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.

04 December, 2007

Then and Now - by Susie Hemingway


Dare I dream of Christmas time
of Robins and of Christmas songs,
or maybe yes? of spring beyond
when I see that journey made
with courage and no other way,
I dare to dream, of walks we'll make
or sitting by that sparkling lake.

Do I think of then and now
can I dream, then just how?
I start to hope that back you'll come,
from heavy heart as joy becomes,
to fill my life again with hope
as slowly as a bud unfolds,
you're stronger now, oh! the hope.

with every day I look at you
to see your heart returning too,
to just believe we have the time
as such happiness unwinds, to form
and shape like seasons do,
the time together, just us two,
dare I dream of Spring beyond?

So hard the journey you have made!
just to see another day,
just to spend the days with me
in quiet 'turquoise' harmony,
dare I dream of then and now
of Robins and of Christmas songs
or maybe yes? of Spring beyond....



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14 comments:

Jules said...

Julian again. I love this poem, well done Susie.

Anonymous said...

It's a splendid back and forth tale of thoughts,pain and gain. I enjoyed this very much and send my best wishes to you both. John George.

Anonymous said...

I like it very much and it's express what is inside you for a desire to return the clock backwards. Mark. Cairo. Egypt.

B.J. said...

Susie,
When you find your passion in life, great things,happen to you, and because of you.
Your poetry is lovely and a true inspiration. Stay well, stay strong.
Hugs and Blessings BJ from MySpace

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you Dear Mark, for your most interesting comments. Say hello to Cairo for me, I long to return once again x

Susie Hemingway said...

Dear BJ, how kind you are to send such lovely comments. It thrills me to know that you enjoyed this poem. Keep well and happy Love Susie xx

Mike said...

A sweet gentle poem - Micheal

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you Mike.

Anonymous said...

Charles says, still enjoying the poems, this one pleases me very much, best wishes to you both

Anonymous said...

A simple poem of great undertones and clever use of thoughts keep writing for us. xx

Ben and Frank

Susie Hemingway said...

Thanks Ben and Frank, for your very nice comments, I send my best wishes to you and all seasons greetings.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful inspirational poem. I felt every word you wrote. your words are awesome. I hope all your hopes and dreams do come true. My prayers are with you. Stay safe.... Judy

Susie Hemingway said...

How kind you are to say such special things about my poems Judy, they are i know, a way for me to deal with this unfolding period of my life, they cleanse my troubled soul and enable me to go on with this fight and the journey for us both. Keep well and happy Judy.
Susie x

Susie Hemingway said...

Thanks too Charles, nice to hear from you again x

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