In te Rush

December 13, 2008
By Dominiq Telfort, Spring Valley, NY

She was my friend, my companion



Someone I could not live without




She was always filled with life, love,



And Ambition




Ambition



To escape the perilous community



Ambition



To rise above the temptations



In the alleys of the streets



Ambition



To have a better life than those she has known



Ambition to have Ambition



And keep it that way





Ambitions not to have life overwhelm her and become a race




She could not keep up with



Until, life did become a race and those




Ambitions




Began to fade




I told her to fight and that we would fight,



Together




I told her




That everything would be alright




Then, looking at the lifeless expression on her face,




I knew




Together _ was not a word anymore




And that this was a




Battle




Only she could get through




So I waited and waited




For her progress




And when I came back




I saw what we had dreaded




The powder had consumed her




There was nothing I could do




But watch while roses were being thrown




At her




Casket




It was ambition that had brought her this far




And lack of it that killed her___completely




Ambition




Have it and hold onto it.



Never get caught up in the rush.




And lose Ambition



Without Ambition, there is nothing




Worth living for


The author's comments:
This poem was written for evryone out there who has a dream and are constantly faced with obstacles that force them to reconsider their goals in life or just give up completely.At times I have felt both ways and I have risen above it.I am hoping someone will be inspired by my article.

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