A poem is a literary composetion in verse form. Traditional poetry usually involved more or less fixed verse forms, which specified such things as the meter, rhyme scheme, and number of lines in the poem, or in sections of the poem such as stanzas. (Some forms specify all of these, othere specify only some of these variabels.) More recently, free verse has become popular, in which no specific verse form is followed.
Spanking in poetry
Spanking images occasionally, but rarely, occur in mainstream poetry. Examples include the classic nursery rhyme "Jack and Jill", the last stanza of which reads: "When Jill came in how she did grin/ To see Jack's paper plaster; / Mother vexed, did whip her next; For laughing at Jack's disaster." another example is "There was a little girl" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, in which the closing lines are "And so she went up-stairs,/ And caught her unawares, / And spanked her most emphatic." Both of these examples are verses depicting childhood in an era when the domestic spanking of children was commonplace.
Sometimes an author intentionally sets out to write a poem in which spanking images are a major factor. Such works are spanking verse, and are mostly composed by the same sorts of authors who write spanking stories.