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Rage Against the Machine

A Poem Against AI

By Stephanie HoogstadPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
Rage Against the Machine
Photo by Andrea De Santis on Unsplash

I won’t let AI make me give up on my dreams

In the arts and literature, isn’t it a scream

They’re trying to reproduce the human heart and soul

But I suppose that is the ultimate goal

Of all these bots and this machinery

All this coding and Hollywood trickery

To replace the human element with cheap robotic labor

But it won’t win them the audience’s favor

The cookie-cutter plots and worn-out themes

The flat character arcs and predictable schemes

Readers and viewers don’t want what’s memorized

To be lost in a stupor, moronically hypnotized

They want to be lost in the page, in the screen

To find something that actually means

Something to them and their humanity

Something to confirm or bend their sanity

Something AI will never do—

Oh, wouldn’t that be quite the coup!

No, now is not the time to fret

I will not give up on my writing dreams, not yet.

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About the Creator

Stephanie Hoogstad

With a BA in English and MSc in Creative Writing, writing is my life. I have edited and ghost written as a freelancer for a few years with some published stories and poems of my own. You can learn more about me at thewritersscrapbin.com.

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  • Jazzy 2 months ago

    AI will never replace a human in regard to creative writing, thankfully! There's too much nuance (at least I hope they won't!)

  • I won't be giving up either! Let's fight together!

  • Naveed2 months ago

    Very creative and powerful Stephanie. Well done!

  • Alex H Mittelman 2 months ago

    Great work! AI is bad! Wonderful writing!

  • Darkos2 months ago

    Your poem is amazing also love the title and image ! A great scream for human to stay human soon I hope We will be writing just on paper also without screens Ai cant replace us !

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