I have learnt only to respond.
I have not learnt to be disrespectful,
I have not learnt to be insensitive,
I have not learnt to be uncaring.
But I have learnt only to behave
in response to your behaviour,
I have learnt only to answer
in response to your treatment.
I have nothing to complaint against
anyone and anything,
because you are true to yourself
and I too cannot be untrue.
I have been made by the time
and the circumstances
that I have gone through,
I am not unearthly
I have been made by this Earth only.
Navanita Medhi is from Guwahati. She teaches Political Science at J. B. Law College, Guwahati. She takes interest in writing both in English and Assamese since childhood.