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Arlene Corwin Jun 13
It hit me!  What is ambition?
        
        Ambition

Ambition: good, bad, mixed?
On the surface something fixed:
A goal, an aim; useful, beneficial.
In the end, where does it send you?,  
On the face of it, to purpose;
In the end, to race
Where failing can mean falling into illness,
‘Calling’ turning into sand.

Ambition is a strong desire to achieve:
But what?  Success? What is it you perceive?
Luxury? Prosperity? Fame of name? Victory?
Does it involve a plan? A scheme or more,
To carry out one dream, or more?

To hash out, lash out with your psyche:
Them or me;
Who am I, really?
Are you ever to become the model that you had in mind?
Has ambition been defined?

Like ‘status' and ‘exclusive’, words that have been coloured,
Twisted, loaded,
We have planted on ‘ambition’
An Illusory distortion.

Life fulfils itself if you can wait.
Life fulfils itself if you can work.
Life knows your every want.
Life knows your weak points.
(As time goes, the muscles, joints).

Replace ambition with self knowing.
If you want to keep on growing,
Be Here Now!
That’s it!
The secret
                to ambition.

Ambition 6.13.2020 Nature Of & In Reality; Circling Round Experience; Definitely Didactic II; Arlene Nover Corwin
Nassir Brown  Jul 2014
(Untitled)
Nassir Brown Jul 2014
Everyone wants to be rich and famous
Get a career and make money and become an idol.
But there ambition and truth don't mix.
Ambition is wonderful and it gives you dreams of the future.
But ambition is all dreams, and truth is simply true.
That's why ambition and truth don't mix.
Truth makes you a realist, not to be confused with a pessimist.
Being true to yourself unlocks real motives and goals.
But truth dreams little
So truth and ambition don't mix.
Ambition says dream! Dream on!
Truth replies, some dreams are only dreams.
Ambition is on your side, and is your biggest fan.
Truth is your coach, and tells you to be mindful.
Ambition and truth can be driving and pushing and motivating.
But ambition and truth don't mix.
Cait  Oct 2013
Sweet Ambition
Cait Oct 2013
I should be afraid
I guess I forgot
Perhaps I think I'm worthy
And somehow she's not
See, I swear I saw tomorrow
And no one's seen it since
But who knows
Maybe that's arrogance

Oh sweet ambition
It gives as it takes
These compromising positions
Make higher the stakes
So here's to wishing
I still know you the best of them all
Sweet ambition
I don't want to lead you on

You can't take away my pride
Because I hold it in my hands
You can't take me by surprise
Because I still don't have a plan
But it's sure when you go your way
That I'll go your way too
No such time to let you wonder what I would do

Oh sweet ambition
It gives as it takes
These compromising positions
Make higher the stakes
So here's to wishing
I still know you the best of them all
Sweet ambition
I'm sorry I led you on
Thinking about Leonard Cohen...