I TryI write stuff I would classify as "poetry", as opposed to stories (I also write stories). Unfortunately I am not good at rythm or rhyme. I call it poetry because... well, because it's an outpour of thought and feeling in a short form, short lines.
As written in "Love that dog", a children's book about poetry, by a little boy:
"If that is a poem
about the red wheelbarrow
and the white chickens
then any words
can be a poem.
You've just got to
(Love that Dog, by Sharon Creech, http://www.sharoncreech.com/novels/01.asp )