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Despair And Misery In Darkness

An Experiment With AI

By Mike Singleton - MikeydredPublished about a month ago Updated about a month ago 1 min read
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In this story, I use two forms of AI, one for the picture and one for the music, which features the poem as a dark metal song. The words and writing are all mine and I will never let AI encroach on my words.

I will write it as a villanelle and see how the song generator copes with that. The song is only a minute long but is suitably metal, but more Death Metal than the Black Sabbath Metal that I wanted.

I know this will lose me more friends and subscribers but AI is a tool that can be used sparingly, but not for creative writing, except maybe to generate ideas.

This is for my friend Dharrsheena who will hopefully love this (though possibly not the music).

Despair And Misery In Darkness


Despair And Misery In Darkness

Destined For The Burning Flames Of Hell

Here There Is No Hope In The Blackness


Souls Under Pressure And In Duress

The Sounding Of The Funeral Bell

Despair And Misery In Darkness


Horrors Lurk In These Dark Recesses

Monsters Slither Down In The Dark Well

Here There Is No Hope In The Blackness


Now There Is Nothing But Hopelessness

We Now Bear Secrets We Cannot Tell

Despair And Misery In Darkness


Sinking In This Pit Of Putrid Cess

Your Flesh Now Burning That Longpig Smell

Here There Is No Hope In The Blackness


Forever Trapped In This Hellishness

Never Saw This Black Place When You Fell

Despair And Misery In Darkness

Here There Is No Hope In The Blackness


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Comments (4)

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran30 days ago

    I FREAKING LOVED THIS SOOOOO MUCHHHHHH!!! I especially loved the line, "we now bear secrets we cannot tell". There's so much depth to it. I'm not at home now and it's noisy here so I can't listen now. I'll listen to it once I'm back home!

  • Sandra Tena Coleabout a month ago

    Interesting experiment! I'm not too sure I will ever feel comfortable with any kind of AI, but I'm very glad you feel joy in experimenting with different tools and expanding your creativity! (Can't pass on pointing out the irony of the fact that your poem and AI cues were all about despair in darkness and expanding your creativity! I genuinely meant it, though x)

  • Dr. Jason Benskinabout a month ago

    Cool poem and song man, look at metalocalypse on the net .

  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago

    That was interesting. The poem is nice, not sure about the song though.

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