~ 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.

16 January, 2008

Dreams and Reality January 2008 - by Susie Hemingway


Dreams and Reality.

Dreaming in the ribboned night,
of Planets, Stars and all things bright
in velvet hues of inky black,
the smoky mists that take me back
to cosy nights and 'Welcome' mats.
In scarlet colours of my mind
such simple things that still survive.
Dreams that are the very best
sweet smelling babies in their vests.

Crystal eyes in dreams of thee
the way together, to simply be.
Gentle hands in swirling clouds
the brain that whizzed and wondered how?
Such purple days of solitude,
in quiet temperate harmony.
The thoughts of many twinkling flights...
return to me in silenced nights,
times of midnight Desert walks
the smell of incense in the air
times in life with sensual flair.

Close your eyes, dear one for me
and dream of 'midnight blue' the sea,
dream of opal shell-like sands
along Agamy's* mystic land.
Rest sweet one and lose your pain
for I will try another day,
fortitude comes in swirling clouds
in sheets of drizzle around me now.
If I could find another way,
then I won't have failed again today.


*A beach on the outskirts of Alexandria Egypt.

@ Copyright 2008

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is superb powerful and dreamlike, taking me into your world. Thank you for this poem.
Christine McConnell

Anonymous said...

beautifully dreamy Susie !
you are so talented. Love Jewel USA

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful !!!! luv it Judy - MySpace

Anonymous said...

A colourful poem of immense depth.
I dreamed along with you. All the best from Mike Lewis

Anonymous said...

I read your poem and i really like it very much, as you describe and mixtured the dream + the past + the reality and produce a great imaginations and great day dream
Mark. Egypt

Jo Moursi said...

In love with your thoughts...

Very powerful words brings back memories for me and reminds me of how precious those memories are!

Love

Jo

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you Christine for your most generous comments.

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you Dear Jewel, so nice of you to comment on 'MySpace' - here's hoping all is well with you and i send my love to you X

Susie Hemingway said...

Thanks to Judy (Canada) a new friend on 'MySpace', I'm glad you like this poem. All Best Wishes x

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you Mike Lewis, So we dreamed along together it seems,
thank you for your comments

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you dear Mark for your lovely comments once again, I am so glad you liked this one and my 'daydreaming' all very best wishes to you. Sincere Regards.

Susie Hemingway said...

Our Darling Jo, thank you for the lovely comments, Much Love x

Anonymous said...

Just found your site wonderful poems of love shall make a note of it, great

Anonymous said...

So lovely and so very sad. You must be a very strong woman. Mags (luna) My Space

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you for your very kind comments Mags (My Space)

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