Ambition

Great Ambition, you Imposter! I do not like your style!

Some children think you’re critical, for them to make their pile,

Do Teenagers, without you, become just feckless Youth?

Without you, is there no success? – I doubt that is the truth.

Maybe you are a distant light, but you don’t show the way,

You blinker those who stare ahead, from the landscape of each day

Once achieved, you’re spent, like a mirage in the mist

If not, a dull reminder of some target, missed.

So away with you, Ambition! The future can’t be set

Let each seek his vocation, for there lies the safest bet

That one’s life will be fulfilled, work with happiness combined,

Then your real ambition, is to reach true peace of mind.

George Potter

Published by George Potter

A retired Chartered Mechanical Engineer, still adept at getting my hands (and clothes) dirty, inventor of all sorts of non-commercial, but novel solutions, amateur carpenter and occasional writer of poems and painter in watercolours.

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