I've added one of my published poems, "The News from Southwest Minnesota" to the Poem Gallery page on my website. It appeared in Farming Words: The Harvest of Literature at a Prairie College edited by Bill Holm and David Pichaske and published by the SMSU Foundation. The poem sprouted from a disturbing news article about a fatal accident I'd read about in the Marshall Independent.
If you're searching for a good prompt for a poem, story or essay, the newspaper--print or online-- is a great place to start. What story bothers you, grabs your attention, keeps you awake and wondering at night? A writer friend of mine likes to use "sticky words" as prompts, so why not use "sticky news stories"? Start writing about it, and see where it takes you. When I started writing about the Buddhist monk's accident, I had no idea where the poem was going and was surprised when the words came to me. Surprise yourself, surprise your reader.