~ 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 April, 2008

Secrets Of The Soul - by Susie Hemingway

In purple see the changing light
the stormy days to passive nights,
in secrets of the soul display
a campaign like tinders falls astray,
and yet, as seasons daily change
you adjust to fight on moving range.
In repetition all a part
this set-piece for you
that's learnt by heart.

I watch thee, I watch thee,
intrepid, fearless
and monumentally brave,
to eagerly face another day,
this gargantuan task,
in febrile waves you make,
the tiny steps you sweetly take.
This rape upon your ravished frame
comes back in haunting waves again,
this personal onslaught so powerfully dealt
in secrets of the soul displayed,
the campaign like tinders falls astray.

And yet in courage you edify
and make my heart to often cry...

@ Copyright 2008


Judy - My Space said...

This is so moving and touching...
Hugs Judy

John (MySpace) said...

Susie, I know where this is coming from and you're my hero( or should that be heroine) John ( MySpace friend)

Ken (MySpace Friend) said...

Yet another superb work Susie...
I don't know how you think them up. I think you should publish an anthology ( if you don't already) Ken.

Josh Cohen (USA) said...

Simply, a wonderful poem so full of pathos, you can write lady!
Josh Cohen USA

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you so much MySpace friends for your great comments and support. X

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you Josh, kind praise indeed!

Mark. Cairo. said...

Great Poem, mixing the words with tears and i could feel your bitter and suffer in every word. Mark. Cairo.

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you Dear Mark, How nice it is that you follow Hamada's health and my poems. How kind you are to send your comments, always thoughtful words - bless you - and say hi from me to Cairo - I miss it.

Celso Rosa said...

All my toughts are with you two! Altough it looks like that what I will say has nothing to do with it, one of the reasons I love dogs (and animals in general) is that they have no conscience of their self. In their minds they're here forever, with us. I envy that so! Whenever I look at my dog she always looks me back without knowing her time will be over soon. She lives as if she will feel my hands forever caressing her.
Be brave! A hug for you two!

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank You Celso Rosa for your lovely words, best wishes to you.

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