What makes a poem a poem?

Sermon by: Jayme Babczak

What makes a poem a poem?

Some poems are short in length, while other are long.

Some poems have stanzas that rhyme, while others do not.

Some poems have a familiar rhythm or cadence, while others move to the beat of their own drum.

Some poems have strict requirements regarding the number of syllables in each word or the starting letter of each stanza, while others follow no pattern or framework flowing freely like a balloon caught in the wind.