Which Style of Poetry Appeals to You More?

Hi everyone. I'm wondering if people like abstract or classical poetry more. Classical poetry is the first example. Abstract is the second. Which do you enjoy more? Why? Also feel free to comment on any aspects of the poem. I am not afraid of criticism.

BA to best response. And I might take off my anon.

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The Bane of All Men

It makes warriors stay their swords,

and stoutest hearts disobey their lords.

It brings heroes to their knees,

at its sight black hatred flees.

It makes mighty cities crumble down,

Then why do flowers remain all abound?

It makes the prick of blades a tiny wound,

yet trifling tongues make stone hearts swoon.

It makes mead warm and sugar sweet,

it coats the icing like a sheet,

but if she deems unfit to stay,

then bitter pushes sweet away.

It makes angels blush and devils smile,

of Patience it may seem a while.

It humbles gods and lauds manhood,

and unspoken words become understood.

It makes ages past seem yesterday,

and yet tomorrow seem too far away.

It makes fathers laugh and mothers cry,

and those it misses, it leaves to die.

It makes the longer short and the shorter long,

and makes the wrong seem right, the right seem wrong.

Of a genius, it makes a fool,

And to lovers, it laughs most cruel.

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Poison

A wise man once said, "I'd rather betray the world than let it betray me."

A foolish man once said, "I'd rather betray the world than let it betray me."

A wise man once said, "I'd rather let the world betray me than betray the world."

A foolish man once said, "I'd rather let the world betray me than betray the world."

He took the poison and he so lived.

Savor its taste, sommelier appointed,

and watch the smile around

reform a frown and down

and swirl it in your cheek.

The keg legs on your face and gulp it down.

Let it catch the light and tilt the glass be sure

that your dreams retain its hue,

varying in shades of white and red.

Sometimes black.

They don't stain your liver just your skin

but darker shading make your vision COOL! and dim.

People start their meals with lots of cheese and the drink

but soon

they tire of the dairy.

Sometimes you get a well-aged cheese but those really sting

your nose

with their pungent fumes.

Poison so you live. Betray the world, just not yourself. But you are not of the world, are you?

“Ah, t'was a good year.”
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