Francis Duggan


If You Are One Who Is Ambitious - Poem by Francis Duggan

If you are one who is ambitious and yearn for widespread renown
Go to live in the big World out there do not stay in the small country town
Such places okay for aged and ageing people who want to enjoy a quiet life
But if you are young and aspirational in the big city opportunity for success is rife
If you wish to be a celebrity in your small country town do not stay
One can understand small town young people who move to big cities far away
Local renown is a thing they don't yearn for or so that is how it does seem
In the big city far better opportunities and far more chances for greater esteem
For to climb the social ladder and become wealthy and influential and respected and well known
Their young and Worldly ambitions their rural small towns have outgrown
And since those seen to be successful in the Human World respect and admiration command
Why young people in numbers leave their small Hometowns is a thing one can understand
In their lives recognition through success and wealth and fame are things they do see as a need
The human lust of power through glory drives the yearn in them to succeed..

Topic(s) of this poem: lifestyle

Form: Sonnet


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 30, 2016



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