"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.
I’m NOT an evangelist.
Where’s the pleasure in being offended, boredoms are blurred, shock’s magic manifested.
Walk away from the shock you enjoy, being aroused by conflict, is a convincing decoy.
The trap of offence, justifies fury, divorced from progress, bribing the belle, hung jury.
Why self-starves for glories, God can’t be bored, life is a melange, of surreal stories.
Ego resents pain’s record, bounty of darkness, sniffing for weakness to Shepherd.
Entertainment entertains, my brain is pickled in piss…pissing tears nullifying bane’s kisssss.
Why pain, do you rain, scorch their nerves, drape sheep in rusty chain.
I hate myself losing, idiots in numbers bemusing, I will leave when sheep’s wool can’t hide bruising!
Offended sheep are the root of a tongue’s peep.
Yank their tongues like pulling a weed, it’s not the truth we fear that makes our ears bleed…
The CRITICAL Shepherds…are deaf to wolves, that-hunt-like-leopards.
Sheep’s offense alerts the leopard’s approach, criticism is a prey’s coach.
Critical shepherds kill for wool, through incompetence, when leopard’s bellies are full.
I rhyme through God’s heart…to examine the journey we cannot chart.
Your mind better be quivering…Satan’s lust for breathing in your ears, is frankly shivering.
ChatGPT's response as a contrarian:
As a contrarian, this poem can be interpreted as a critique of the idea that people should be easily offended and the concept of shepherds protecting the sheep. The speaker suggests that being offended is a form of entertainment that distracts from progress and that critical shepherds, who are supposed to protect the sheep, are actually working for the wolves.
The poem also challenges the notion that pain and suffering are necessary for growth and progress, and questions the effectiveness of those who claim to lead and protect others. The speaker implies that people should be more critical of those who claim to be leaders and protectors, and that the true path to growth and progress lies in examining one's own journey and experiences. Overall, the poem takes a cynical view of traditional power structures and encourages individuality and self-reflection.