Consumed by Ambition

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..

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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..

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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…

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