~ 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.

25 June, 2008

My Clock - By Susie Hemingway

How peaceful in this pavilion
as the pendulum is free to swing,
I wish to guard these regulated movements
as you oscillate in free time.
I wish to savour your liberty of actions
your power of self-determination
I need to imprison and restrain this time,
to mend this clock of mine.

All Rights Reserved - June 2008


Ken ( MySpace) said...

Wonderful Susie, And I think I picked up on your subtle message...
At first the poem seemed enigmatic or ambiguous, but knowing you, and Hamada, it became very profound. Well thats the way I saw it (perhaps I was wrong!!) You are a master (or Mistress ?)of expressing despair and natures injustice through beautiful words and prose, making your point still sharper. I hope this makes sense.
Ken ( from MySpace )

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on this 'little' poem. You were indeed 'spot on' with your remarks about my subtle message. Sometimes of course my poems will not be understood, but still,I have to get my thoughts out. My way of coping perhaps? (and please Ken, start your lovely writing again) My sincere wishes to you.

Judy said...

Wonderful and profound as usual.

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank You Dear Judy. How kind of you to take the time to comment on this 'little' poem X

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