I found this formula for a poem in Teaching Writing in Middle and Secondary Schools and thought I'd try it: C+C+WD+E =P.

The authors say they got the formula from a book called Patterns.
C+C+WD+E =P means comparison plus comparison plus wild dream plus emotion equals a poem. I chose dreams as my topic, but I'm not sure why.

Here's my attempt when the whole class tried formula poems:

Dreams are stars shining brightly, but vast and out of reach.
Dreams are like rainbows of many colors, bright and promising
dreams of abundance and good health for all.
Dreams are an answered prayer.

My poem is filled with cliches, but I gave my best try. Since it's poetry month, I should get a pass for trying.