NaPoWriMo Day 4

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Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt is an abstract concept described by concrete nouns.

Man in fire

Ambition
by ARHuelsenbeck

Ambition is like a fire
Growing and consuming everything in its path
As relentless as a great white shark
That tears apart whatever it wants

Ambition is as focused as an eagle’s eye
Honed in on its objective
Deviation is not an option

Ambition is like a trained athlete
Whose mind is on the gold medal
All other indulgences recede as he pledges allegiance to the one true prize

Ambition achieved is like a movie star or a victorious politician
Look at me—I’m king of the world

The world admires the successful
But oh, the price of their coveted adulation
The families neglected
The simple pleasures missed
The ordinary eschewed

About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

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