Jewelry of silver and gold
Pearl necklaces and bangles
A few new but mostly old
Costly earrings sway and dangle

Wedding rings, a small red stone
Jewels she would never wear
Her mother's will that she now owns
Barrettes would never stud her hair

On a shelf, no keys, no locks
Though they might be worth so much
Kept safe in a white wood box
No pawn shop would ever touch

She'd given them to her daughter
With memories that they had brought her