My ninth grade special:
One day as I was walking on a railroad track,
I saw an old woman digging in a garbage sack.
I said to her, "What in the heck are you doing?",
She said, "Wait your turn, I'm still chewin'!".
I ran into my old ninth grade teacher a few years ago (she's STILL hot-looking, by the way) and she told me that she still reads this poem to her students to inspire them to be creative (she reasons that if I could write about something like that, then they should feel free to write about anything!)...LOL!!!