"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.
A father’s faith, amongst the value of “mothers” STOOD, a man that hunts for confidence, by burning fireWOOD.
Grease the flames of Satan’s board GAMES…hiding a feather within his heart, made of loose-leaf CLAIMS.
Board games are Satan’s loose-leaf CLAIMS, entertaining the soul, with wicked AIMS.
Father’s faith studies the SELF, to perceive God with clarity, to read from his bookSHELF.
Fallible fathers crow lazy RHYMES, to control their children, pennies on the DIME.
I’m not young anymore, life is a CHORE, on the back of a son’s LORE, waging WAR.
Lore is a wraith’s faith, in God’s plan for the son of MAN, half in the bag, a manipulative CLAN.
ChatGPT's response as a contrarian:
As a contrarian, one might interpret this poem as a critique of organized religion and the patriarchal power structures that come with it. The father figure is presented as fallible and manipulative, using lazy rhymes to control his children and perpetuate his own beliefs. The mention of Satan's board games and loose-leaf claims suggests a distrust of religious institutions and the idea that faith can be easily manipulated or misused for personal gain. The poem also seems to question the notion of God's plan and the idea that one's fate is predetermined, implying that individuals should take control of their own lives rather than relying on a higher power. Overall, the poem suggests a rejection of blind faith and encourages critical thinking and self-determination.