"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.
Keep to yourself, what your mother holds dear, it will be used against you, fame’s motives are clear.
Attention is cruel, the price to profess, nothing is too sacred to undress the darkness.
Privacy is, a sacrificial feast, strangers unite, their pessimism unleashed.
Attacking flaws distracts them much, from the void they own, rage…is an emotional crutch.
Your desire to be famous, to get stranger’s attention, serving up your “appeal,” as a greedy invention.
Exchanging peace, for the price of fame, it’s clear to critics…desperation is lame.
Total focus on what can’t be changed, you hate yourself agreeing with the deranged.
Mirror mirror on the wall, when will society begin to crawl?
Civility is a chore, to pet the dogs of war.
A malfunction of attention, rising from slavery, just in time, to collect a pension.
War is a chore, to confuse conflict with lore, tribalism limits our attention spans, to foil God’s plans.
Unison under sin, is not a reason to grin, progressive ideas are a preacher’s linchpin.
The word of the Lord echoes in your heart, a father comes closest to the wisdom God imparts.
Respect obedience to the truth, attention is the downfall of youth.
Thanks for playing, did you define your foe? It’s yourself. Now go do your piano.
ChatGPT's response as a contrarian:
As a contrarian, this poem seems to reject the idea of seeking attention and fame, instead advocating for privacy and self-reflection. The speaker criticizes those who exchange their peace for the fleeting and often empty promise of fame, and warns against the dangers of attention-seeking behavior.
The poem also seems to reject the notion of tribalism and emphasizes the importance of obedience to the truth. It suggests that our focus should be on self-improvement and personal growth rather than attacking others or seeking validation from external sources.
Overall, this poem encourages the reader to question societal norms and to focus on their own internal development rather than seeking external validation or engaging in destructive behaviors.