What is the difference between poetry and short story?

Poetry has a rhyme scheme, where as short stories often tell a story however they want. Often poetry is shorter than short stories, although not always. The main difference between the two, however, is simply that a poem will have a rhyme scheme and consist of verses instead of just sentences. These rhyme schemes can either be that the words actually rhyme with each other ("From childhood's hour I have not been / As other were; I have not seen / As others saw; I could not bring / My passions from a common spring" ["Alone," Edgar Allen Poe], with rhyme scheme of aabb) or may simply consist of words that have a certain rhythm, although it may not rhyme (Haikus are a popular type of poetry that often do not consist of rhyming words. One example: "Fallen sick on a journey, / In dreams I run wildly / Over a withered moor." [Matsuo Basho]. In this case it doesn't rhyme but, if read aloud, you can hear the rhythm, or the rises and dips of the rhythm pattern).