How do you suppress
Ambition that wants to possess
Every fiber of you, enslave you in every way
That burns like a fire every day
Powerful enough to paralyze
Intimidating enough to immobilize
Such that it is never translated
Into meaningful action, never lets you be satiated..
Ambition that wants you to leap ahead
Without allowing a slow and steady tread
Ambition that should have galvanized
You into action remains unrealized..
Ambition that leaves you thirsting for more
Ambition that causes discontent to the core
Ambition that wants you to turn a new leaf
Ambition that challenges every belief
Ambition that does not constructive remain
Ambition that destroys your peace, causes pain..
Can the two somehow be co-existent-
Burning desire and contentment?
If only I could a middle ground find
Where ambition spurs me to action, stimulates my mind
Does not burn me down, but allows me to thrive
With a deeper feeling of satisfaction in my life…