The Necklace – Original Poem

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The memory of her father, once around her neck, now looked upon by another

In his hands, her heart, her legacy, her past
The simplicity of silver; the complexity of a past that remains

Does he hold the key to unlock a new beginning?
Will he make her demons go away?

As he holds on tight, sending her messages through his soul, pulses race

A romantic gesture from a girl who lost her way
Buried deep behind the cobwebs, a playful dreamer planning a fairy tale life skipping down a cobblestone road of roses and daisies

A rebirth has been injected into the bloodstream
Banners fly high, announcing the return of the poetically charged princess who has found new meaning

This necklace
Heart within a heart
Joint union of hope
Powerful notice of love

Drunk on the promise of a new sunrise
Uninhibited now
Released
Yearning for that next kiss
Filled with the sweet honey of passion

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Thoughts of the man who read her to sleep and kissed her on the forehead
The protector, the giver, the generous heart

Now she has another
One to offer a shoulder to cry on; tell a story to help rest her weary eyes; provide a home

The necklace rests on the mantle next to a picture of two loves sewed together by the hands of celestial beings

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