What if Mothers Kept Children in Lockets?

What if mothers kept children in lockets?
Would that become common practice
or would only certain people do it?
Would they keep them in hearts
to remind children of their love,
or a circle to show commitment?
I know mothers will only do what they deem right,
even "locking" children up for safe-keeping?
Would mothers keep children from growing up?
From high school dances, and baseball?
I can just hear an old woman, at 180, saying,
"I was kept in that locket a hundred years!"

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