Their father was an old fashioned man,
While their mother was a modern woman.
Their father sacrificed himself for the family,
While their mother sacrificed the family for herself.
Who’s to say if one was right and the other wrong?
Listen to the children crying in their beds at night
In the homes of broken families
And decide for yourself.
Pa-Auk Forest Monastery
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