About twenty years ago, give or take a few, I posted a number of poetry activities on several websites, and invited students and teachers to take part. One of the most popular activities was my “poemstarts,” in which I began poems with two to six lines, and challenged the readers to finish those poems. The response was overwhelming, much more than I expected. I thought that fifty, or maybe a hundred kids would post their poems on the site, but instead I go thousands and thousands of poems from students and their teachers. Though I tried my best, it became impossible for me to keep up.
Perhaps the most popular of my original poemstarts was this one:

Every day when I go out,
I stuff my shoes with sauerkraut.