Unrequited ambition

What do I call that longing deep inside

To excel, to be recognized, to ride

The wave of popularity, to be admired-

Do I call it ambition, that burns like a fire

Burns a hole in my heart again and again

It is a visceral feeling, a constant dull pain

Sometimes spurs me to action, sometimes paralyzes me

But the recognition that I long for, I never see

I think I must repel success in some way

Yet I yearn for it deeply, day after day

I soothe my dejected mind with the thought

That I need to be patient, instead of being distraught

Maybe in the not so distant future, I would find

My ambitions fulfilled, if the stars align..

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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