Ambition

May 15, 2014
By DaniP BRONZE, Olathe, Kansas
DaniP BRONZE, Olathe, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it"
-Confucius


With wistful eyes, I step upon your track.
You trudge on ahead through heaps of fresh snow.
Let nothing stray you from your destined path,
The role you are meant to play surely known.

A lost pup, my actions come to define;
Tagging along with one who pays me heed.
Blindly moving forward nothing in mind,
Using you as my guide, how I proceed.
But now is the time to make my own way,
To feel myself the crunch of virgin flakes.
From your lead I coerce my feet to stray,
My own eternal trail I strive to make.
Warmth welcomed to my body frozen numb,
Among the burning stars I will become.


The author's comments:
This sonnet was written for an assignment in my high school freshman English class. When brainstorming ideas, I sought to find a topic i could prattle on and on about so I would be motivated to actually finish the thing. This sonnet expresses what I have done for many years of my life up until now and I;m sure many other teenagers have also. High school is a time where your parents finally loosen your leash and your free to begin paving your own path. After many years of following our parents or other parental figure's lead, it's a scary time. The world is a much bigger place than we thought it was. Somewhere along the broad horizon, we'll find our light eventually.

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