Read several books of great poems for kids:
• any title by Jack Prelutsky
• Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
• a Dr. Seuss book. Look up poetry books by Bruce Lansky, David Greenberg, Kenn Nesbitt (http://www.poetry4kids.com/)
• Read poetry books by Sheree Fitch and Loris Lesynski!!
• Read The Party and Two by Two, by Barbara Reid!
Now write a poem about a boy who did not do his homework.
Make up wild and funny excuses.
Or a, b, a, b.