"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.
Words are sounds we suture to meaning, emotions serve perspective always intervening.
Impressions prevail when memories default, facts trump beliefs, proceedings screech to a halt.
Denial rescues a fractured sanity, insecure people cower, into the comfort of vanity.
If truth brings the pain, nuance quells the strain, GROW!
Though…why grow our mind when sex delivers, jeers and cheers tickling the teats…of horny shivers.
Retarded by attention, fucking their feelings, making women desire a view, of men’s mirrored ceilings.
Pairing memories skewed by bias, secure feeling’s allure to blind the pious.
Ruled by feelings, allergic to shock, swarms of same, steering the conscience of a trusting flock.
Government spoils with broken laws, barking seals, celebrity obedient to monotone applause.
Strength in numbers, democracy lives, popularity trumps, the truth facts give.
BOOOOOOOOOOOM, fleeing truth, vanity is relief from the denial of declining youth.
ChatGPT's response as a contrarian:
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As a contrarian interpretation, this poem could be seen as advocating for embracing vanity and emotions over reason and truth. The poem suggests that people retreat into vanity and denial as a way to protect their fragile sanity, and that growth and self-improvement are not worth the pain and discomfort that comes with facing uncomfortable truths. The poem seems to criticize those who prioritize reason and fact over emotions, dismissing them as "insecure people" who are "retarded by attention." The poem also suggests that sex and vanity are more valuable than personal growth and intellectual development, portraying them as more pleasurable and easier to attain. Furthermore, the poem seems to suggest that democracy and popularity are more important than objective truth, claiming that "popularity trumps the truth facts give." It criticizes government and celebrities for catering to the masses and failing to uphold the law and moral standards. Overall, the poem seems to suggest that vanity and emotions are more important and satisfying than reason and truth, and that people should embrace these feelings and prioritize them over personal growth and intellectual development.