Some reach higher; some, lower, and many do both.
Everyone has a path unique and custom made.
We build high down on paper, then up from the ground.
We may pray that our buildings become world renown.
Once we know what we’re doing, we’re made in the shade.
How we manage ambition determines our growth.
Some folks like to make molehills. They will do that well.
Many small hills make mountains. That big job is done
By yet others efficiently due to their skills
At amassing small matters by force of their wills.
No one needs to get prideful. We’re all here for fun.
Should one wear the fine work one does on one’s lapel?
In the military folks do that, and that’s fine.
Their strong sense of ambition should lead all the rest.
But for lazy civilian folk, there is no need
Because tokens of wealth do delineate greed.
My own flavor of ambition is best expressed
When, without others noticing, I dare to shine.