Ambition Rules the World

by Zachary A. Horn

Ambition
rules the world
but works
through men.

Agnostic
as to its use
it seeks
only to burn.

Striving
for satisfaction
of the soul’s yearning
to be whole.

Trapped
at first
in the need
to survive
and be.

Moving
upward
after being
toward movement
and desire.

Then
onward towards
the self as
separate from
the whole.

An
ambitious few
learn the lessons
of love.

Recognizing
the self
as both separate
and a part
of the whole.

Ambition
rules the world
but not through
the most ambitious
of men.

Mankind
is ruled
by the
remedial few.

Yearning
to be whole
yet unwilling
to love.

Insane
with thwarted ambition
the rulers of men
move outward
but not upward.

Reigning
as mad kings
upon thrones
of incompetence.

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