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Steely Grey

Steely Grey

A Chapter by My Fair Lady

For my mother













Steely Grey

The color of storms





Steely Grey

The color of strength





The color of your eyes


Lesson Learned:


What lies behind the eyes

Is what matters more

You warm and soft

A multifaceted existence

Too colorful

Too Beautiful



So we are left

To feel you

By wrapping ourselves

With your

Hand knitted blankets

Too colorful

Too Beautiful



Your colorful heart saw that

We needed your warmth

So you knitted it yourself

Always looking for our colors too


Your Blinded Steely Grey Eyes

Saw that we were only





© 2010 My Fair Lady

Author's Note

My Fair Lady
When my mother went blind at the young age of 47 she commenced to hand knit over 100 colorful blankets for family, friends and even strangers to prepare us all for her death. When she gave this precious gift.. she always said "Here is a hug from me"

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it reminds me of my grandma, lovely done. it warmths my soul, thank you for sharing.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Such a heart warming tale! Beautifully done!

Posted 12 Years Ago

This is a very heart felt poem! Love what your mother did for all her kids,family and everyone else! You are truely blessed!

Posted 12 Years Ago

My Fair One - this is so, so moving. What an incredible gift she gave, and what an incredible gift she must have been.

Thank You so much! Loving...

Posted 12 Years Ago

such memories are etched on the walls of loving hearts, tattooed on layers of the mind, though they hurt when made, they remain there to; return to, remember, and appreciate.
Your Author's note was an eloquent epilogue to this tenderly woven tribute.

Posted 12 Years Ago

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read it and then re read after reading your authors notes..that was beyond mother sounds like she was an incredible woman, the strength of some people is humbling..thanks for sharing such a touching piece

Posted 12 Years Ago

you have carefully knitted this story into our hearts ~

Posted 12 Years Ago

oh god this was very touching, especially your authors note. what a beautiful legacy.

Posted 12 Years Ago

OMG , That touched me so deep love, so deep .... no wonder your grief was and still so deep

Posted 12 Years Ago

the use of color and mood enrich the weaving creating exotic patterns for the reader to trace gently with attentive wonder~ how delicate and loving your author's note~ brings home the very heart of this write~

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Added on October 1, 2010
Last Updated on October 23, 2010
Tags: mother, eyes, blindness, love


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