Weds poetry prompt: ‘Land of Nod’


This week’s prompt: Take the phrase “Land of (blank);” replace the blank with a word or phrase; make the new phrase the title of your poem; and then, write your poem.

Land of Nod

Each and every night we drift
To the fabled Land of Nod
Where darkest desires are found
In the form of twisted dreams.
These are the restless visions
From the minds of vagabonds
Struggling to find their place
In the wretched waking world,
So seek solace in night’s arms instead,
Where wanderers are welcome,
As are souls strained by agitation
And embraced without expectation,
Here, they may find their redemption.
In this land under a lens of truth,
With no artificial rules to be made,
Nor any fruit unjustly forbade,
Travellers will arrive at the answer
And forge purpose with closed eyes,
So that upon their eventual awake,
Their life will finally be their own to make.

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