"Rudder's Ruse" by Sardonic Poet
Introducing ChatGPT: a language-based AI that interprets my poetry. I requested it to respond as a CONTRARIAN. Why? To represent the demographic that will NOT like my poetry. Why? Bigger audience.
Belief’s grief was born from scorn, allegiance to blackholes, we’re raised to adorn.
Similarities reject what civility strives, driving the differences we don’t accept, chanting crooked lullabies.
Sleep my child, cower from the wild, fill up holes embarrassed by facts to be exiled.
Holes are homes to inferior bias, to prop up narratives, to reward the politically pious.
Change is a nuisance to those who are stubborn, censorship coddles sheep’s preference to govern.
Fill their holes with irritating facts, watch enemies grow tired of accountable contracts.
Holes handing enemies ignorance to protect, shards of sure reflect what hypocrites we elect.
ChatGPT's response as a contrarian:
As a contrarian, this poem challenges the idea that belief and allegiance are inherently negative. The speaker suggests that the rejection of similarities and focus on differences is what leads to grief and division. They also criticize the tendency to fill holes with biased narratives rather than confronting uncomfortable truths. The poem suggests that change is necessary, and censorship only serves to reinforce the status quo. The use of the term "hypocrites" implies that those in power often fail to live up to the standards they espouse, and that this is what leads to the shards of sure (or fragments of certainty) that reflect their hypocrisy. As a contrarian, the speaker may argue that true progress requires a willingness to challenge our own beliefs and biases, and to confront uncomfortable truths rather than hiding behind comfortable narratives.