These were written by 8-year-old kids in a class I used to teach. They are simply syllable-counted - 1 2 3 4 5 4 3 2 1 - and don't have the extra requirements of so-called "diamante" poems. You will notice that the line breaks are all in natural places, and don't split phrases.
- - THE RACE - - Here we are on the line ready to run. Starter lifts his gun high in the air - On your marks… Get set… Bang!
RUNNING A BATH Put the plug in the hole; turn on the tap. Cold water in first, hot water next. It's ready. Now jump in.