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Cliché Hallmark cards
Always start the waterworks.
Even at crowded restaurants.
To know.... it's a piece,
Of my Mommy Jean
Shaking, beaming, crying
As that slim white gold clasp
click... for the first time.
A feather's weight
Instantly at home on my collarbone.
***Fast-forward***
Hiccup-sobbing
Slit-eyes red and swollen
That pendant-spot between my breasts
Scratched and red
From shaking hands,
Grasping for anything to ground me.
Tremblingly closing that slim white gold clasp
click echoing with tears
***Fast-forward***

Heaving my duffel up my steps
And down the hallway,
To my last door on the right
Dropping it and a gasp
Hands immediately undoing
the circular clasp at my neck
Frantically grabbing the chain on my dresser
Breathing slowing as the heavier chain,
But lighter pendant comes to a rest
click and my breathing becomes regular
Sighing as I flop into bed.    Home.
***Fast-forward***

Sighing nervously,
Self-consciously smoothing the white lace
Eyes drifting to a picture in the mirror
A beautiful black-and-white
Of a laughing beauty
"Four generations, beautiful." Mom says gently
Eyebrows gathering in confusion
Her soft footsteps behind me
click smiling, knowingly
Four generations of love and legacy.
***Fast-forward***

Gentle touches across my skin
Eyes fluttering open to a smiling face
“I love watching you sleep”
Slowly nodding, snuggling back into our bed
Fading back into slumber…
Dreaming of diamonds
Nestled in obsidian gold
Only to be ‘roused by a kiss to my cheek,
click of the ebony metal
“A new ritual, my wife.”
***Fast-forward***

A gorgeous princess,
On the eve of her Sweet Sixteen
Beaming up at him
“I’m so proud of you”
Brushing her hair from her neck
“And I know she would be too.”
Then laying a tender kiss to her temple
click of the vintage white gold clasp
“Six generations, my little lovely lady.”
Here it is!  My epic.  Epic narrative that is. :)  I hope you all like it!

This piece was featured as Daily Literature Deviation's Pick of the Day (link here: fav.me/d6x5pfx) on 12/8/2013.  I'm so proud of it! :love: :bow:

Update:  This was featured as a DAILY DEVIATION on 12/23/2013, my FIRST DD EVER.  Thank you, everyone.
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Given 2013-12-23
The Necklace by *WeirdAndLovely is, as the suggester says, a "heart-warming piece of poetry". This deviation was also suggested by ithaswhatitisnt and aeromodo ( Suggested by CupofCharlie and Featured by DorianHarper )
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Legrandzilla Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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The DD was well deserved.
It is beautiful...
I could feel you..
It made tears come to my eyes...
Her legacy continues in you, lovely lady..:heart:
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WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: Thank you very much!  That's one of the best compliments I could get.  Thank you, 'zilla.
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Legrandzilla Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Any time Molly :hug:
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A-Negative-Blood Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!!  love it!!!:heart:
Congrats on DD!! You deserve it Hannah:D
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WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so glad you like it!  And thank you. :)
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Joe-Maccer Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Very good my friend. Congratulations on the DD. :clap::clap:
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WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:blush:  Thank you
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Joe-Maccer Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
My pleasure....hey...no blushing! :iconsparklingsmileplz:
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WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
But... I blush a lot....
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Joe-Maccer Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Oooooh....OK....:D
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WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And it looks damn CUTE!  :XD:
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Joe-Maccer Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
I will never know...I think you are to shy to post yourself blushing. :sprint:
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WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not unless we meeeeeeeetttt!  Maybe?
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Sydnut Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Congrats!!!!! :D
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WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankies!
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Rovanna Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013   Digital Artist
Beautiful! :) I love the story of it.
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WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!   I really do appreciate it. :)
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Very beautiful words and imagery.  Congratulations on a well-earned DD! :clap:
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WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!  I'm glad you liked it.  :)  I'm so proud of it.... ^^;
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
As you should be! :hug:
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WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD :dalove:
Have a nice day and Happy Holidays :santa:
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WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!  You too, I hope your day is wonderful and your holidays as well!
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :huggle: :santa:
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Gingersanps Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yay! You definitely deserve it.
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WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:  Thank you again.  Really...
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Gingersanps Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're most welcome. :love: 
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saltwaterlungs Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
UM CONGRATS ON THE DD KID
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WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH!  Now we just gotta get you one... ;P
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saltwaterlungs Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I got one a few months back. Now I'm patiently awaiting the 6 months time to be up so I can get naother one, haha!
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WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle:  Gotcha!  That's wonderful, congrats. :)
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lostmymind193 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
beautiful! i'm not sure how the read was for others but for me, (and it could just be the setting im in) was like a confusing beauty. i will re-read it (this time with the TV off lol)

nope, still a bit confused, but this is still a beautiful piece. with my magical powers i can sense that this necklace, or pendant rather, is maybe just a bit important to you. ;)

thank you for sharing this. we all have a special little thing as a little reminder of home and comfort. i think you inspired me to write about my own.
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WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're perfectly right that the necklace is really important to me.  I'll note you the intended interpretation, if you'd like...?

You're welcome!  I'm glad you liked it and knowing I've inspired you is the greatest compliment I could get.  I can't wait to read yours! :hug:
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lostmymind193 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
yes please, note me! lol.
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WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Will do! :)
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C-A-Harland Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student Writer
This has a lovely story to it, I can just see the necklace being passed down through the generations and following the daughters through their lives. 
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WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you like it!  :love:  It's my absolute favorite....
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L-Inque Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Congrats on the DLD!  
A lovely Family Heirloom story. 
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WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
And thank you again. I really love the necklace... :)
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haphazardmelody Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations on the DLD! This...this just tells such a story.
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WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!  And thank you for the fav on this as well!  I'm glad you liked the story. :)
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GhostOfTheEmptyGrave Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Congratulations. You sure deserve it :)
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WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!  :hug:  :bow:
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Sydnut Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Congrats on the DLD :)
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WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank youuu! :)  Did you sleep well?
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