~ 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.

09 December, 2008

In Christmas Lights by Susie Hemingway




Sharp and crisp as snowy nights
crystal clear in prism lights,
gentle orbs that sparkle bright
shining are your eyes tonight.
Reflected jewels of liquid amber
like dripping rich fondant creams,
chocolate in the deepest hue,
I bow my head to look at you.


Eyes that hold this strangeness well
in candlelight they watch and drink
forgotten words, much time to think.
A bitter pill that's hard for you,
as fairy lights come into view,
white and golds, red and greens,
you simply watch in reverent scene,
reflections in those honest eyes
of baubles and of Christmas time.


In Christmas lights my poems for you
expressed in love, a poignant view...



All Rights Reserved: 2008

8 comments:

Judy. Quebec Canada said...

Oh my Susie, this is very beautiful and moving, just like always. Hoping all is well my friend

Chris (Myspace) said...

A beautiful descriptive poem of love.

Marc said...

But then the eyes always tell the story. Marc

Susie Hemingway said...

Yes Judy all is ok, looking forward to Christmas and making it really special for Hamada - all the family are coming. Love to you and thanks for your kind comments X

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you Chris for your nice comment All Best Wishes at Christmas

Jon ( listserve) said...

Very nice words and sentiments in beautiful poem.

Janey Johnson ( from Mail) said...

Susie I dont know how you keep pulling them out of the hat, wonderful, congratulations Janey

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you Jon and thanks also to Janey for your lovely comments. Happy New Year.

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