For those who prefer a less formal approach to writing poetry, it is best to allow ideas to flow in Free Verse. Remember that correct phrasing and some punctuation is still necessary for your writing to make sense to your reader. When you do not have a fixed idea of what to write about, a favourite song can provide a starting point.
This is my favourite song of April.
If you like it too, why not write a poem beginning with the words:
Once I was _________ years old...
Supply your own landmark years; think of where you have come from and where you are going in life, as well as those important people who have helped you on you way.