~ 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.

28 October, 2009

It Shines For You - by Susie Hemingway.

Silver shimmering crest of light
that shines and glistens on special nights
but only seen by those who love,
for those who notice this moon above
fluorescing glow of softest light
that shines on waves in rolling flight,
this secret candescent light that holds
a special place in lover's souls,
when the flotsam of life is tearing at you
lift your head and see this view.

When life's foreboding ways do seek
to sometimes knock you off your feet
take your dreams and shake them loose
never stumble for you will see
this shining luminosity of moonlight free,
for on these magic nights of love
that glow for lovers from above
especially for those entwined souls
for secrets between them never told

tilt your head to gaze above
to see this gemlike moon of love...

Photo courtesy of Sally Leeves
All rights reserved @ SusieHemingway 2009


Barry said...

I remember such a night and such a moon and such a love.

In fact I still have the love.

The night and the moon may require the help of our local meteorologist.

Zena Jean Giessen said...

"BEAUTIFUL!! Susie. xxxxx"

Minna Van Stone said...

Minna Van Stone, Amazing how you can teach us all how to love – even when it hurts to hug the one you love. Thanks for the inspiration to love another way

Margie said...

So beauiful, Susie!
I love it!


Sarah Laurence said...

Beautiful photo and poem!

Zee said...

Pretty ...your words are pretty my dear

Christina said...

your words bring me to tears.
so, so beautiful.
i think of you always.
ps: love this photo.

Shadow said...

this is so very soothing... beautiful night

Jo said...

Oh, gosh, what a beautiful poem. And what a beautiful couple you are, and you are on such a difficult journey together.

enchantedoak said...

Moonlight is magical. I love the line "take your dreams and shake them loose."
Thanks for popping by my place today. I'm glad I came to read your poem.

Michael Morse said...

Thanks, Susie, I needed that.

A Cuban In London said...

I loved this poem a lot. And in fact here's my favourite line:

'when the flotsam of life is tearing at you
lift your head and see this view.'

I do that every day in the morning. I wake up and think of a different reason to be happy. I'm never short of reasons :-).

Many thanks for such a beautiful offering.

Greetings from London.

Linda said...

Your poem is glowing, how beautiful! Thank you for the words of inspiration. At the moment in Toronto we are surrounded by swine flu and Barry is doing chemo.
So, if the clouds will disappear for a bit, we can look out to see our lover's moon. =D

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