"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.
Dreams-suggest reality-isa-pest, a-duel-of conscience pounding my chest.
Sleeping is off the menu, can’t stand the noise, sunlight chirping-grace only the gifted enjoys.
The stink of regret, frozen in fear, dank impressions swallow my brain, no logic to spear.
If only I struck while the iron was hot, dreams could bless the déjà vu time forgot.
Stupid-simp, your mind’s a simulation, only the tame skimp, you rhyming Caucasian.
Turn the tide, bitches hide, you’re in MY dream, your confidence is playing offside, fuck your fake esteem.
Scream! A radical myth spitting pain, this is my nature, reality hunting delusions in vain.
Watching you shatter, pieces of you escape and scatter, I relish the thought you-no-longer-matter.
Get up, reality wins, you-think-you-can-run-away-from-the-rising-sun? The Lord recalls your sins.
Shut up! Get to work. Be thankful your dreams exercised your perverted quirks.
That shit don’t play, wash yo ass, get on your way.
ChatGPT's response as a contrarian:
As a contrarian, one might interpret this poem as a rejection of the notion that dreams are valuable and that success is attainable through them. The speaker seems to be in a state of despair, believing that reality is a burden and that pursuing dreams only leads to regret. They see the pursuit of dreams as a simulation, a foolish game that only the privileged can afford to play. The speaker takes pride in being sober, perhaps rejecting the notion that drugs or alcohol are necessary to achieve creative inspiration.
The speaker seems to derive pleasure from the idea of others shattering and losing their dreams, suggesting a rejection of the idea that success is attainable for everyone. They tell the reader to "shut up" and "get to work," rejecting the idea that anyone can achieve their dreams without putting in the hard work required. Overall, the poem can be seen as a rejection of the popular idea that dreams and creativity are the keys to success and happiness, and instead emphasizes the importance of hard work and perseverance in the face of difficult realities.