I found some interesting topics in the Orlando Sentinel today--Orion space flight, Presbytarians splitting into two churchs over the gay issue, super Bowl, and more, but I couldn't get them to poem-ify. I finally had to settle for an ugly topic an 18-vehicle pile up on I-75 with people dead and injured. An ugly sad topic, but I think I turned it into a pretty good poem.
After that I took one of my earlier news print poems and revised it a little to turn it into a "regular" poem; then I entereed it into a contest for short poems with a narrative element. Coincidently, that poem was also about a car accident. I'm making my poems multi-task.