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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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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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