Hey Victoria. After writing the poem I search for keywords that matches the theme. For example my last one "Poem about life". I find that a title like that gives me more organic traffic than just having "Life" as a title. So keep in mind that your title should read "Poem about blah blah blah".
I got the idea from Cagsil who was getting like 40+ views per day from outside HP for his poems, even those that were written two years ago.
I have updated some of the older poems that way too. My Valentine poems gave me hundreds of views the three days or so surrounding the holiday.
I use the adwords keywords tool to search for the keywords.
Doing the keyword title gets you organic traffic long after HP readers are finished with it.