Unrequited Ambition

Where should I find solace

When every fiber of my body aches

With the pain of unrequited ambition

Each time I fall, it hurts like an incision

Being made inside my chest

I think I am trying my best

To excel but success is evasive

I pray for the powers above to give

Me a sign if I am headed in the right direction

I can’t recognize my faults on self-reflection..


The fire burns inside furiously

But forward it no longer propels me

This fire of ambition I try to ignore

I cannot help it, I just want more

From my life, from myself indeed

This desire I perceive as a pressing need;

A relentless pressure on my heart and mind

Somehow some solution I need to find


I pour my heart out in words, in art

To bring temporary succor to my heart

But ambition is like a wound festering within me

And I know of no definitive remedy..


I shall keep looking, maybe one day

Through the dense woods, I shall find a way

Forward from ambition in whose web I currently remain

Tangled, stuck, and in immense pain

Published by iheart11

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

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