I concur... poems are great and all... hell, I've even been nominated as best amateur poet once (didn't win though." However writing is wonderful. Fictitious stories, real life accounts, anything of the sort.
I know poems are the most common way to 'convey' or 'express; emotion, however you can do the same by transferring it through a character instead of metaphors.
Once my brain decides to start working again I will try to contribute something here.
Sex drugs and rock and roll!! Except no drugs. Drugs suck ass.