Photo Challenge #207 – Tokens of Love


Image: – Alpha Coders

Each lock is someone’s undying love

I wonder if they hold true today.

Do the vibrant red symbolise something more

Or the flamboyant couple needing to be different.

Do the gaps represent a love that has died?

A stolen relationship, one gone sour.


I felt her hand tighten as we stood in front

Her fingers encased in mine,

Both left, and right the fence was littered

With symbols of love.

I asked her if she wanted to proclaim our love in this way

A token of us among so many.

She replied wasn’t it enough we knew,

Who else needed to know?


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24 Responses to Photo Challenge #207 – Tokens of Love

  1. Who would get the keys to their hearts?

  2. Fandango says:

    Aw, how romantic.

  3. My original thoughts were hearts being locked away, but I couldn’t get it right. I liked this.

  4. tric says:

    Having stood on the bridge in Poland and Prague and looked on many different locks I wondered at the many couples who placed their lock and of the many more, like myself who didn’t. Loved your musings on it here.

  5. James says:

    In my story, the couple cut the lock off with bolt cutters but it occurred to me that if they could have gotten away with it, a blow torch would have been better. 😉

  6. Mandy says:

    I’ve seen these displays of undying love on television and wondered how many of those relationships might still be intact. It might be fun to leave a lock for the photo op. And also, if for nothing else than the memory of what led you there.

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