For today’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. Possible titles include: "Land of Milk and Honey," "Land of a Thousand Words," "Land of Forgotten Heroes," and/or "Land of One Million Doughnuts."
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Here’s my attempt at a Land of Blank Poem:
“Land of Tired Scouts”
Always the Thursday of a week-long camp
when the excitement of the beginning wavers
before the excitement of the end, that's when
they begin to lose focus and sing a little less;
it's always Thursday when we enter the land
of tired Scouts, but it'll be alright, because
Friday is around the corner, and then,
Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). He is volunteering at Scout Day Camp this week and can confirm that the land of tired leaders hits a day or two before the land of tired scouts.
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