Ambition Has Two Scenes
by Dr Hana Al-Bayyati

In the first scene:
Cane and Abel fight.
Adam and Eve grieve.
Cane, Abel will kill.
Thou thy rival will kill.

In the second scene
A tear, falling.
A snake, hissing.
A rat, running.
A flower, fading.

O passengers of my ship!
"Where ignorance is bliss
It is folly to be wise"
Gray's assertion
Is full of virtue, not vice.
"To be or not to be
That is the question."
To see or not to see
Oh Hamlet!
My ship is sinking.

Thou art envious,
In destruction,
Thou art serious.
In demonstration
Thou art tedious.
In nomination,
Thou art vicious

I love thee
I hate thee
Love and hatred
Killed me.

Oh passangers!
My ship against
The tempest
Will sail.
Cane, Abel will kill.
Love and hatred my heart fill
Thou thy rival kill.
Gray and Eve believe:
"Where ignorance is bliss
It is folly to be wise"

Copyright © 2012 - Dr Hana Al-Bayyati
Published: 2/9/12   ·  Author's Page   ·  Next Poem