Grandma’s Magic

Grandma’s Magic

By: Jennifer Kay



Dedicated to Grandma Donna

And Her Yarn Mountain



Grandma’s needles sing magic.

Steady clicking from her chair.



They knitted kisses into my booties.

But no one told me.

I just grabbed for my toes.


They knitted hugs into my blankie.

But no one told me.

I just snuggled and snored.


They knitted curiosity into my mittens.

But no one told me.

I just crawled after the kitty.


They knitted knowledge into my hat.

But no one told me.

I just babbled until I sang.


They knitted strength into my romper.

But no one told me.

I just ran through the leaves


They knitted independence into my scarf.

But no one told me.

I just boarded the school bus.


They knitted warmth into my sweater.

But no one told me.

I just followed the golden rule.


They knitted love into my veil.

But no one told me.

I just said, “I do.”


They knitted Grandma into me.

So I could knit magic into you.


Happy Birthday Grandma Donna!

About Jennifer Kay

Jennifer Kay is a KidLit author and Structural Engineer. She has a VCFA MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, is an SCBWI Rockford Network Rep, edits the SCBWI IL Prairie Wind, andĀ belongs to Mystery Writers of America. Jennifer works as a writer, freelance editor, literary agency reader, and creative writing teacher.
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3 Responses to Grandma’s Magic

  1. Great Auntie Kay says:

    What a wonderful poem – Donna is truly blessed with such a beautiful granddaughter.

  2. KarinB. says:

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