~ 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.

07 January, 2010

Silence Falls - by Susie Hemingway

Crisp sparkling crunchy views across this linen land
trees bow beneath the snow laden branches
hungry birds swing and pull at fat-filled gifts that hang from frozen lines,
quiet is this life, quiet is this world,
such beauty in the stranger shapes of intrinsic white on grey
as silence falls and covers sadness like a soft downy wrap
comforting like the arms of angels protecting those we love.

This Winter harsh and cruel will not change much for us
it is a time to be together, a time for closeness and of warmth,
a time to renew strength to start with vigour our battle.

As crystals melt their prisms,
the brushstrokes change the white
that enhances the beauty of this land.

All Rights Reserved @ 2010


Michael Morse said...

Beautiful, Susie! I used an excerpt and linked here in my last post, I hope you don't mind.

Best to you and Hamada.

Jo said...


I hope you and your gorgeous husband are doing okay. All the best to you both.


Susie Hemingway said...

Of course I don't mind Michael. All best wishes to you both for this new decade.

Susie Hemingway said...

Thanks Jo, I will be across to read your blog again shortly. Very best wishes to you.

Margie said...

Beautiful words!

Wishing you a most wonderful New Year, Susie!

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