"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.
Skin is an organ, holding you together, if you don’t take care of it, it will be appraised like leather.
Moisturize, and clean, pluck and wax, pain is a superficial tax.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; insecurity leaves you crying on mommy’s shoulder.
Disguising your skin, with stupid tricks, to fool others into thinking your life is a picnic.
Smart people see, make-up is lying, painting your face, it’s not dignifying.
Why? Simple. Show off your dimples, it will distract from your blackheads and pimples.
Growing up in an awkward daze, litres of lacquer, is an unnecessary glaze.
You are more beautiful than ignorant factions, who treat your looks as the main attraction.
Skin will age, with the grace of milk, someone of character appreciates your ilk.
Eating right is your saviour, don’t fright nature’s bite, age is a slippery sight.
You will lose, by worshipping looks, burry your face in cookbooks, flavour hooks.
Your brain is a hurricane, finding a man worth uncorking daddy’s champagne.
ChatGPT's response as a contrarian:
As a contrarian, I find this poem to be an oversimplification of the complex and often deeply personal issues surrounding body image and self-esteem. While it is true that taking care of our skin and bodies is important for our overall health and well-being, the poem's dismissive attitude towards makeup and the use of it as a tool for boosting self-confidence is problematic.
For many people, makeup is a way to express themselves creatively and feel more confident in their appearance. It can be a powerful tool for helping individuals feel more comfortable and confident in their own skin, and there is nothing inherently wrong with using it to achieve this goal.
Furthermore, the poem's suggestion that a woman's worth is tied to her ability to find a man is deeply troubling and reinforces harmful gender stereotypes. Women should be valued for who they are as individuals, not for their appearance or their ability to attract a romantic partner.
Ultimately, the poem fails to recognize the complexity of the issues surrounding body image and self-esteem. Instead of dismissing the use of makeup and oversimplifying the issue, we should strive to create a more inclusive and accepting society that values individuals for who they are, regardless of their appearance. We should encourage people to feel confident and comfortable in their own skin, whether they choose to wear makeup or not.