In kindergarten I learned the golden rule, Be kind to everyone, always tell the truth. As I grow up the real world reveals, Greed, politics and chicanery prevail. Bad deeds seem to be ever-present, Noble acts are known for their absence. Should I hold on to the golden rule, Even though the teachings don't seem so true? Kindness can be a powerful light, Piercing through the thick of the night. Even though bad deeds seem ever-present, Kind folks will prevail through perseverance. So let's be kind, thoughtful and true, Make the world better for me and you. In a world that seems cold and indifferent, Kindergarten lessons can be the difference!