As an editor and poet whose read and submitted more poems than I have hairs left on my head, I can tell you that starting a poem with a strong verb like one of those above totally works.
The rest of the poem has to be good, but if you start with a verb, you can bet you'll get people to read on!
Should you do this in every poem? Of course not! But you should pay attention to your verbs in every poem.
If you find this tip useful in any way, please consider checking out one of my poems linked below:
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@BlackstonDan For bonus impact try to use a series of connected verbs throughout your poem. For example, verbs associated with a particular event or motive. You could use "mix," "bake," "slice," and "serve," for example, as steps in baking a cake, but apply them to something completely different, like falling in love.
Also, if you look closely at the list of verbs, you'll see another big poetry secret: noun-verbs. Noun-verbs are nouns like "table," "knife," or "hammer" that also work as action words; in other words: verbs. In fact, one of the lucky things about writing poems in English is virtually any noun can be turned into a verb.