Tokens of Love for the Beloved
By Apolinario Villalobos
One need not be rich
to show the love that throbs in his heart.
Tokens are not measured
by the weight of gold and value of paper bills…
not even by the vastness of the land he owns,
or fleet of cars in his garage.
A sincere token of love can be felt by the beloved –
even a peck on the check,
a hug that need not be chokingly tight
but warm enough,
to send a tinge of assurance
that he is just around.
Tokens of love need not be
the oft-repeated promises
broken in a fleeting second by temptations.
A sweet smile that parts the lips
and a touch of one’s finger tips
are enough for tears
to roll down the beloved’s face
and a suppressed sob –
at last, that she lets out
as his love for her…
she can no longer doubt.