for Bill Moyers
That government is best which aims for all
To thrive and flourish, for all humankind
To reach their full potentials and stand tall,
As wholly realized as they’re inclined.
Good government does not serve just the rich
With subsidies and loopholes for the few,
Ignoring multitudes left in a ditch,
But helps the hopeless to start life anew.
For government exists to regulate
What otherwise is reckless, wild and wrong,
And in its place works to perpetuate
What helps all parties love and get along.
Though this ideal has yet to be achieved,
We know it is by wisdom well conceived.