Do you want an exercise, Falling Rain?
I think lowering expectations is better, but I'll offer you an exercise if you'd like.
Find a published modern poem that you like. Read it over several times until you have some sense of the way it moves, then go back to the beginning of the poem. Write a poem then that is the word for word complete opposite of this poem.
For example, this is the first line of a poem by Richard Hugo called "Degrees of Gray in Phillipsburg".
"You might come here some day on a whim."
I will go there Wednesday with a tour.
The second isn't too bad a turnaround, is it? But you pick your own poem. Completely reverse the poem, then go back and revise to make sure that there isn't a word of the original left. Now have a look at it and see if there's anything that you think might be fun to change just for the heck of it, to make it further from the original. Keep on going till it's as far from the original as you can get, then play with it until it feels like it says something you want it to say. Add words, subtract words, whatever you want.
Try that for an exercise, and let me know how that goes for you, Okay?
Best, Bob Kaven