Looking back upon the boy of youth,
The world seemed such a hopeful place;
So full of promise and full of truth,
Enough for all the human race.
Government a partner and a friend,
One we did not need to fear.
Alway there with a helping hand,
Their mission statement was oh so clear.
Protect and nurture and not infringe;
The mandate since the fathers founded.
Avoid at all cost a spending binge;
Ideals of old were firmly grounded.
Now this world once so full of hope
Is sliding down corruptions slippery slope.
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~
Authors Note: This is my first attempt at a sonnet, I know it isn’t quite as Shakespearean as Shakespeare would have liked it, but it seemed to work for the topic.