~ 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.

10 October, 2008

You Are - by Susie Hemingway

You are the sun when shades are pulled

You are the sparkling water that rushes

over shiny rocks in torrent stream,

You are the smoky moonlit shadows on quiet walls

You are the sweet smelling cotton of summer days,

Yours is the smile, adorned in radiant highlights

on a tired face,

Yours are the dark 'bitter chocolate' eyes

that twinkle indiscreetly !

Yours is the contented sigh that embellishes my room,

You are the blackberries that hang in myriad burgundy

array against my garden wall,

You are the saxophone in bluesy midnight tones

that stirs my heart,

You are the will and courage of every day

and I am the heart that never ceases to worry...

All Rights Reserved 2008

"You Are" - Now Selected For Publication in A New Poetry Book - The Gift Of Love


Leslie Chester said...

That's such an exotic range of images and some delightful phrases

Jewel (USA) said...

You are beautiful. Love all of this,perfect read for a sunny saturday, thanks dear, Jewel

Janey said...

The Poem is fab, dusky, warm, soulful, and I can smell the blackberries.

Judy said...

So very beautiful Susie...perfect
~J xo (Judy)

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you Leslie for your very kind comments - hope you are well.

Susie Hemingway said...

Thanks Jewel, It makes me happy to think you enjoyed this.
I do hope all is good for you - your new home looks wonderful - I hope it brings you many peaceful moments.

Michael Morse said...

To be loved in such a way is a bold testament of a person's character. Love and admiration is earned, but without a worthy partner, sometimes things go unnoticed. Hamada is a lucky man.

Susie Hemingway said...

You are too kind Michael - such a lovely comment. Sincere Regards to you all in Providence and take care.

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you also Judy.

Anonymous said...

Lovely poem, very romantic.

John (Woofer3) MS said...

Really enjoyed this poem, best wishes John ( woofer3 )

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you for your comments John - Woofer3 - so kind of you to take time to enter them, Best Wishes Susie

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