ON THE NOTE (from personal experience and my observations of the creativity of the authors stihi.ry). If you want your poems to like readers, then
1. Do not start "from afar", let the first line be your advertisement - try to interest the reader.
2. Do not distract the reader from the topic. Whatever it was, it was realistic or abstract, or even if it was not even there. Try to write something integral. Close your eyes and imagine the general impression of what you created. Remove unnecessary, add the missing.
3. Try not to allow empty and passing lines. If any of these have arisen, postpone the poem, and return to it in an hour or a few days. Review and amend. The best critic for you is yourself, because only you know what you wanted to write. Do not let this wonderful helper sit around.
4. If you write in a classical key, evaluate everything in your poem is digestible and readable. Perhaps you will want to remove or replace any too harsh, contradictory or illogical elements.
5. Remember that you have the "raisins" of the poem. Keep it and do not distort it. Try to keep the rest of the text in the service of your idea.
6. The main thing will stop in time. Avoid "verbal diarrhea". In time, tell yourself "stop!" You must remember this, even when the topic is broad or completely abstract. The longer the poem, the fewer readers will deign to read it.
7. Finalize. The syndrome of the "last line" is familiar to almost everyone. It is better to sit for an extra 10 minutes and come up with a decent rhyme than to kill a good impression, from the whole poem. It's possible that you will end up as an exclamation mark and symbolically sum up the above. A successful and accurate conclusion of the reader's reviews is ecstatic.