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A small crack on the wall.

I am a small crack on a wall
   The wall of patriarchy
       And injustice.
   The wall which separates
   The wall which obstructs
  The true and beautiful nature
Of the teaching of the Buddha.

   There were small cracks
     Many small cracks,
Eventually the wall crumpled.

Lo and behold, the Buddha is standing
        On the other side,
       With his opened arms
     To welcome his daughters
          Who persevere
  Only to uphold the true spirit
          Of Buddhism.

       The spirit of equality
            Of freedom.
          Freedom for all,
          Men and women.




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Publication:Yasodhara-Newsletter on International Buddhist Women's Activities
Article Type:Poem
Date:Jul 1, 2009
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