Ambishun

Get the spelling right
or you'll be cajoled by
the characters on both
sides of the river.

East and West are going to clash
according to the scholar
as the sensational conflict
highlights his genius.

When you sit
you have no standing
when you stand
you are sent, again.

Go up and to the right
and the left 
will have something to say
while the anchor
is tossed off the boat.