Ambition With No Desire

Ambition With No Desire
For Sir Gibbie
“Ambition is but the evil shadow of aspiration.” George MacDonald

Ambition with no desire,
Striving but never wanting,
Getting without any receiving—
Houses built on sand.

And the sky is full with threat
Of rain—of trembling sheets of rain.

Master Mason, give me
Better materials for this home:
Aspiration’s holy fire,
Worthy work for worthy hands,
My self as gift,
And your Self as cornerstone.

You can listen to me read it here

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