~ 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.

26 March, 2010

Shades Of Purple - A Jewel Perhaps.

Are you a jewel?
Priceless exquisite, cut of flawless clarity.
A glittering seven carat white diamond perhaps?
A gleaming diadem of chosen stones or a
desirable vibrant emerald, of richly sparkling hues.
For you are shades of purple…

Purple like the dark rings that surround your eyes,
Purple like the feeling of these past weeks,
Purple coloured days that were draining, not pink.
Purple coloured nights that stretched forever,
as purple as the scarf I wore today, for I was sad.
Definitely purple but no amethyst are you
a solitaire yes, a single flawless gem.
A most valuable priceless jewel and extremely rare.
A Jewel to fight as you do,
Yes! A Purple Diamond, that’s you….

All Rights Reserved @ 2010
Written with love by Susie Hemingway for all those who love and now “Shades of Purple – A Jewel Perhaps” is to be published by United Press UK in their new book “Reflections”


Margie said...

This is lovely, Susie.
I gather it's about Hamada.
Loved it!

Margie :)

Susie Hemingway said...

Thanks Margie, Yes about Hamada, who has had rather a rough two weeks.
All best wishes to you x

Janey Johnson said...

"This poem is wonderful. I adore all shades of purple,I bought a scarf yesterday in these colours, must have picked up the vibes. x"

Jo said...

Omigoodness, you write brilliantly. Purple describes it completely. Purple, the colour of pain.

Yesterday the husband of a friend of mine was diagnosed with cancer of the colon. She has a rough journey ahead of her. There must be a special place in Heaven for folks like you. You have definitely earned your angel wings!

Mark (Cairo) said...

WoW , what a symbloic Poem , You Pictured the pain and the suffer for both of you as a purple diamond, Hamada wins this Purple diamond for his struggle and fight to live and you wins purble diamond ( the most expensive diamond in the world ) for your devoations

Margie said...

Today, I'm wishing you and Hamada...

A song in your heart
A smile on your lips
And nothing but
At your finger tips!

Margie :) x

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