"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.
What? When? How? Memory, memory, serenity now!
>Resurrect the sense, to recall your duty, to report on time, be a reliable beauty.
Oops, I forgot, it’s easy to forget, publish the reminders in our local gazette.
I can’t be bothered remembering my chores; impressionable minds always forget what bores.
>Shall we punish your impressionable mind, to ignore one’s duty to grind?
Stubborn minds work really hard, to perform what suits their guard.
What is my guard?
> “Buh-buh-buh, that’s too hard!”
Stand on your own, before opportunity has flown.
Just do it already, get it done, the sooner you finish, you can begin YOUR fun.
Use your brain, intelligence is insane, to waste…your mind on bad taste.
Do you want fun, sooner or later? Cater to your parent’s request, they are NOT your waiter.
I’m not your servant, you’re not my boss, clean your ears out, with my used dental floss.
ChatGPT's response as a contrarian:
As a contrarian, I would interpret this poem as promoting a toxic and authoritarian approach to memory and responsibility. The poem seems to suggest that forgetting is unacceptable and that punishment is necessary to ensure compliance with one's duties.
This attitude is both unhelpful and counterproductive. It fails to take into account the complexities of human memory and the fact that forgetfulness is often a natural and unavoidable part of life. Furthermore, the idea that stubbornness is a desirable quality is deeply flawed. It suggests that one should be inflexible and resistant to change, which can lead to stagnation and a lack of growth.
Instead of berating forgetful people and punishing them for their shortcomings, we should strive to be more understanding and compassionate. We should recognize that everyone has different strengths and weaknesses and that forgetting is not a moral failing. Rather than forcing people to conform to a rigid set of expectations, we should encourage them to find their own unique path and embrace their individuality.
In short, this poem promotes a narrow-minded and authoritarian view of memory and responsibility that is both unhelpful and harmful. As a contrarian, I reject this perspective and call for a more compassionate and understanding approach to forgetfulness and human fallibility.