~ 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.

02 October, 2010

If Tears Could Talk. - For Dianne.

If tears could talk as gentle fall
they gather all, in misty path that's made.
On flushed cheeks like warm 'soft nymph of sadness'
huge droplets fill sad eyes
as cleansing in their wake
this pain so deeply felt.

Whirlpools of feelings
from damaged heart and soul.
A loss that cannot be repaired or replaced,
these tears that bring clemency to my needs.
Rinsing glistening lashes, streaky as torrent falls,
a quiet private heart-rending washing
that completes to soothe.

Until futurity
this sacrament of release will return,
giving focus and a little courage.
If tears could talk...
their wordless perpetual out-pour
would denounce all pain.
If tears could talk...

This poem is dedicated to Dianne West who lost her beloved husband Vern, after a courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma in September 2010.

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Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

They are both in my prayers each day.......an amzing poem, Susie, thank you !

A Myeloma Widow's Journey said...

“If tears could talk” … oh my, yes, they would denounce all pain. Thank you so much, Susie, for this poem. I know that I am in a place you – and all myeloma caregivers – fear. But even though I have crossed from caregiver to widow, my thoughts and prayers for your victories continue. I’m still here cheering on all of your successes … may there be many, many more.

Anonymous said...

If Tears Could Talk.

Wow I really loved this poem it is beautiful; in a strange sort of way it reminded of (Revelation 21:3,4).



Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you James for taking time to comment here - That is a real compliment for sure!

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