Speak with the Language of Love... - Godyears

Speak with the Language of Love...

February 14, 2014

He is crying.
That is the first thing that strikes me as I cross the street towards him. I see people walk past him as he sits on the ground, his eyes staring at them with hope as he raises his hands towards them. There must be something wrong with him because they do not look at him as they pass him by. 

He is talking.
It is a language I have tried to understand for a long time but it eludes me. I understand the tones of the voices occasionally but never the words. He is talking to them but they do not listen as they pass him by.

He is begging.
I understand that now as a woman throws a coin at him. He tries to touch her feet but she withdraws, her disgust apparent as she walks away. He picks up the coin from the ground and kisses it. Nobody cares as they pass him by.

I come to him. 

I want him to stop crying. I want him to be happy. Unlike all those who passed him by, I don't have the right words to tell him because I don't speak his language. I don't have coins to give him because I don't have any money. So I give him the only thing I have.

I place my paw upon his hand and wag my tail. He looks at me, shocked by the contact with a fellow living creature. I climb onto his lap and place my paws upon his gaunt frame gently. He doesn't resist. I lick his tears away gently, willing him to understand what I have to say. A moment later, he does.

He is smiling. 
He knows that he is loved.





Authors note: This is my take for the prompt on WriteTribe based on the quote by Rumi. To see more awesome prompts by fellow bloggers, click the picture below to head on over to WriteTribe.



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71 comments

  1. Sometimes all it takes is a big and some affection... lovely tale :)

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  2. Hey Roshan! A big High Five to you for this love story. Sensitive and emotion, it touched my heart for love knows no language:)
    Happy Valentine Day
    Vishal

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    1. Thanks Vishal... wanted to focus on the three aspects of the quote from a very different place :D

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  3. I agree...love has so many dimensions :)
    nice take!

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  4. That was beautiful Roshan. What a special bond that is.. One that needed no words at all.

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    1. Thanks Tulika. I really wanted to write on that prompt from a selfless point of view... and when I thought about it, this was easily the most selfless example I could think of... a dog's love for man.

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  5. WOW!!! there is so much beyond words....Love transcends all limits :) A beautiful, heart warming take on the prompt!

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    1. Thanks Gayu... exactly. Sometimes we yearn to hear words of love... the fact is that love can really be all around us, if we are ready to accept it.

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  6. A touching tale. Bless them both for sharing their love, great story.

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  7. This is something very different. Love 's boundaries knows no limits.

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    1. Thanks Kalpana... was definitely aiming to be different :D

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  8. This is beautiful. I love it!! A great story for the prompt♥

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  9. Very touching! Well written buddy!

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  10. I want a pet now!!! Thanks to you :(
    This was sooooo heart warming!

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    1. Go get a puppy... best investment you will ever make in your life..

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  11. Well done. It's a lovely story. Love comes in any form.

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    1. Thanks Michelle. Love really does come in so many forms...

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  12. This is such a lovely story Roshan... Simplicity of Love, hope and care - that's my tale away from this post ...Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks Nabanita... was looking to keep it short and simple and yet convey a message

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  13. Beautiful and touching. Very well done!

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  14. What a sweet tale. Now that's a story of universal love.

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    1. Exactly... its a true instance of universal love in my eyes.

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  15. Lovely take on the prompt, Roshan. This one took my heart away :)

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    1. Thanks... glad you liked it. Looked to be different.

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  17. Indeed, the true language of love is not those coins, is it?

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    1. Unfortunately, so many people do not realise that now...

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  18. And that was lovely -proves how right they were choosing you the King of creativity :)

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    1. High praise from a person well known for his creativity :D

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  19. what a thought...That's lovely, beautiful, heart warming n CREATIVE :) 3 cheers to u n ur creativity :)

    BTW, still waiting to know, what am i getting from you for topping the list of commentators :P

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    1. Thanks Karanth :)
      And yes, I've gift wrapped a private jet... its waiting at the airport nearest where u live. Just go and ask them to deliver it to your house :p

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  20. Wow! Wonderful Roshan. We often come across animals that aremore sensitive than we human beings.

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    1. Thanks Geeta. Often? I find that animals are usually more selfless than human beings all the time.

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  21. Beautiful and touching . Really loved it and I agree with your reply to the last comment :)

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    1. Thanks Sridevi. And I truly believe in that...

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  22. This was beautiful. Animals top humans in more ways than one.

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    1. I totally agree.. you cant beat a dog when it comes to selfless love, especially!

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  23. Humanity is dead indeed.

    What a wonderful read, Roshan.

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    1. Humanity cannot hold a candle to animals in many facets, I feel.

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  24. I love how it ends! Beautiful :)

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    1. Thanks Shalini... sometimes keeping it simple is the easiest way...

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  25. Loved it... hadn't guessed that it would be from a dog's perspective... touching..

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    1. I kept it short so that I wouldnt have to leave too many clues for that :D

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  26. Nice & touching. All animal lovers would agree as to how much joy can these animals bring in to our lives. Selfless & Pure..............that's what love is :)

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    1. True... I think animal lovers would definitely enjoy it more :D

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  27. So beautiful and touching as always :)

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  28. The age told truth that only animals are capable of true love. .

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    1. it's something thats becoming more and more relevant in today's day and age...

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  29. wooow such a heartwarming take! Well done....

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  30. This is soo beautiful!!!

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    1. Thanks Meety :) Two comments in two days... yay! I'm blessed. Come on! Come back tomorrow for the hat-trick :D

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  31. It's great when love finds expression :)
    Nice tale, Doc!

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  32. Just to let you know that I was here - over a year late - but I'm reviewing the entries to make sure the results of this contest are announced finally. My apologies for the inordinate delay. Keep writing, Roshan!

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