When to the extremes I drove
To make the world dance to my tune-
That web is going to chain me soon…
Fueled by unbridled ambition
Trying to get every dream to fruition
Never stopping to look or care
Those around me could not dare
To show me a mirror of my actions
Never did I pause to judge their reactions.
Trampling feelings and emotions
I hurtled ahead with fiery passion
Single-minded in my approach,
Oblivious to the silent reproach
From my friends, who were leaving
My life, without my perceiving.
Alone I now myself find
Human contact left behind
Surrounded by worldly possessions
Accumulated in quick succession..
In my tangled web I lie
Regretting the days and months gone by.
How I wish I had paid heed
To my friends’ and family’s need
Realized the power of burning ambition
That annihilates kindness and compassion.