Poetry (don’t let the title put you off)

I just read an incredible poem in the Midwest Focus.  It is rare for me to see new poetry that is that good.  I like my own poems simply because they’re mine :-) .  But they haven’t got the depth of raw word power this one has.  It was by David Jantzi.  I don’t know this person but he is one of the true poets.
Why am I mentioning this?  Partly because I meant to send a letter to the editor about it (and haven’t yet) and partly because I have been commissioned to write a poem.  I don’t think I’ve had that happen before, except for the birthday scavenger hunts that require poems to find the gifts.  Perhaps this isn’t much more but it seemed like more.  My youngest son (age 10) has commissioned me to write a Thanksgiving poem.  This is big.  The pressure is on.