Any form of writing gives a creative pleasure. To me writing poetry is far more interesting than reading a poetry. Reading of an elaborate write-up (story, novel and...) gives me a proper understanding of the theme while reading poetry sometimes confuses me due to similies, metaphors and other ornamentations. When it comes to my personal choice of taking up writing poem or... then poetry scores over the rest.
I prefer to write poems as its compact and expressive in very little words and few lines. I like to write in ordinary language (day to day). It helps me to keep the actual flavour and a conversational touch and tone. My poems usually lacks the ornamentation but no regrets. I prefer it that way as it brings out my innermost feeling without any colourful mask. It unwinds me naturally.
Writing stories need a bit of dramatisation but poems of ten lines or less can be as expressive as a poem of fifty lines or more. It is always to the point which never allows the reader to deviate from his concentration.