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November 22, 2013
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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.
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

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.

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.

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.”

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: 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 )
A-Negative-Blood Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!!  love it!!!:heart:
Congrats on DD!! You deserve it Hannah:D
WeirdAndLovely Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so glad you like it!  And thank you. :)
Very good my friend. Congratulations on the DD. :clap::clap:
WeirdAndLovely Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:blush:  Thank you
My blushing! :iconsparklingsmileplz:
WeirdAndLovely Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
But... I blush a lot....
WeirdAndLovely Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And it looks damn CUTE!  :XD:
I will never know...I think you are to shy to post yourself blushing. :sprint:
WeirdAndLovely Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not unless we meeeeeeeetttt!  Maybe?
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