Friday, July 27, 2012

Exit Prosperity Ave.

Exit Prosperity Ave.

The invitation came via billboard:
Exit Prosperity Ave.
I smiled a knowing smile
And kept traveling.

My destination lay
Beyond the Road to Prosperity;
The Road to Riches was a detour
On my path to paradise.

Resisting temptation to the very end,
My father never took the exit: Fate 1 Mile.
I find it easy now to bypass Prosperity
For the path to peace.
 -- Karen Clark Ristine

 This poem references an iconic poem by my father, Tony Clark, titled Fate 1 Mile

1 comment:

karen said...

I wrote this poem on the first travel day of vacation -- July 8, but didn't have good wifi access.