When does ambition borne out of lofty ideas indeed
Degrade, get sullied, morph into unbridled greed?
What starts with a vision and takes shape gradually
With astuteness, risk-taking, intense labor, and naturally
A good dose of luck- that makes a dream come alive
With infusion of passion, the project continues to thrive
Continued growth leads to transformation
From individual enterprise to corporation..
Ah, here comes the topic of heated discussion
Profit making machines are these corporations
Thus their machinations invariably lead
To the thorny issue of corporate greed
Pervasive in the way business is conducted these days
Robbing the common man in creative ways..
I doubt the visionaries who built their empires
Had greed as their motivation or primary desire
But their ambition that led their businesses to grow
Over time, did the seeds of greed sow..
I wonder where the inflection point lies
Where pure ambition undergoes its demise
And gets replaced by monstrous greed…
That progression needs to be interrupted indeed