~ 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.

22 July, 2008

Sea Dreams - by Susie Hemingway

Sea Dreams.

In dreams that free the tangled man
you walk on beach of fine white sand,
it's in your soul to yearn this so,
a struggle yes! but we shall go

I know you dream to smell the sea
to fill those lungs with ozone free
to feel warm breezes brush your skin
taking pain from deep within

the sea a vivid colbert blue
on crest of waves a dream or two,
your slim brown feet will curl and flex
as salty ripples flow and ebb

dream dear man for it will be,
to walk the sands again with me,
to feel the sun on tortured skin
to ease all damage held within

for if I have to carry thee,
among the palms your limbs will free,
your eyes will see, your heart will soar,
the pain no longer at your door.

"Sea Dreams" that deep become,
a wish for thee, that will be done...

All Rights Reserved July 2008


milligan said...

I think you have done your level best to make the dream of your poetry come true for You and Hamada. Live your dream to the full and come back reinvigorated for your daily fight.

Best Wishes to you both

Kate said...

Hello Susie, Just wanted to say how much I appreciated your poems, and hope that you and your beloved Hamada are doing well. I find your poems very inspirational. My best wishes and thanks to you Kate

Judy, from MySpace said...

Oh my... Susie, yet another heartfelt poem from you!! I felt what you are feeling. God bless you Judy xx

Michael Morse said...

Someday the inspiration for your words will be bred from joy, rather than pain, and when that day comes I will be able to read your poems without feeling as though my heart was ripped from my chest.

I hope it is soon.

Until then, stay strong.

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you dear Milligan my steadfast friend, for your lovely comments, for you constant and unwavering kindness, your loyalty is just the very best. X

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you very much Kate, it is so nice to know that you enjoy my poems and that they help with the loss of YOUR 'Special Egyptian' May your good memories 'carry you' All My Best Wishes Susie.

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you Dear Judy for your kind comments and for taking the time in your busy day to write them. All best wishes to you.

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you dear Michael, for your profound comments, for your knowledge and very considerable insight into my poems. For such a brave man who sees daily, such terrible things and so much tragedy, you truly have a tender heart. My best wishes to you.

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