Poetry is tricky. I've never had a poet's heart. I love to put together a good rhyme, but meter and accents and all of that elude me. But that doesn't stop me from loving a good poem. I may not always pick the most academically correct poem. I may not pick sophisticated poetry. But that doesn't matter. Poetry is in the ear of the beholder. Or something like that.
Don't be afraid of poetry. Do your homework if you want to write it to be published someday. But if you aren't worried about it being published, play around! You'll be surprised how much fun it is to play with words and where that word play can lead you. I suggest you hop over and read Kat Apel's guest post on Tara Lazar's blog for PiBoIdMo for a little reminder. I know poetry can seem intimidating, but use it as a tool. Don't worry about someone else seeing it today, just play! See what happens!