Oh how I envy men without ambition
For they have no desire for further renditions
Nor the need for extra praise
They remain happily set in their ways

Well it must be nice to live that way
A simple life where one cannot go astray
Alas I have had no such luck
And need to push myself deep into the muck

But I don’t believe it is my right
To live this life without giving a fight
Win or lose makes no difference to me
The fact that I tried is in itself to succeed

Oh my desires have yet to be surely quenched
As I walk by a young couple sitting on a park bench
A baby cradled in their arms and I curse my brains and all my exams
And wished I had left school early.

~ G McK