Is the day soon coming for the poet

When they will be replaced by AI?

Will the readers even know it

If the words can make them cry?


Verses filled with binary rhymes

As digital meets with refrain

What lies ahead in our coded times

Might just be hard to explain


Milliseconds to search a thesaurus

And spelling done to perfection

Soon they will be writing for us

Connected but no connection


Easy they will write to any form

Meter and measure so slick

Zeroes and ones suddenly born

By some poetic processing trick


It is hard enough now to compete

With all the poets and talented ink

This would surely spell my defeat

It seems we could be on the brink


These poems could not hold light

Or reverberate with the same tenor

Then, if I understand this all right

An artist? Someone who pushes enter


28 Responses to “100110001010010111”
  1. Future of AI is praised and feared through every sector. Maybe an AI can search words, formats rhymes but can never come closer to the poet’s true feelings.it way more complicated than space and time. And the ending stanza does reflect that, overall it’s a wonderful presentation of the potential of an artificially intelligent world .But trust me my friend no BOT can ever come close to your potential…

  2. TJ says:

    I don’t think AI could ever write poetry that competes with ours. You need to be steeped in the human condition to write poetry. It cannot be replicated by cold hard robots. Down with Skynet! Great poem, Brad. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

  3. beth says:


  4. jonicaggiano says:

    Dear Brad I agree with everyone else, your words could never be replaced by a bot. However, what a clever poem as technology has become so smart indeed. Nicely done Brad. Have a great week my friend. Love and hugs Jonikins πŸ’•β€οΈπŸ’–πŸ€—

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thanks, Jonikins! I do not know that I necessarily believe it would happen, but then again, there was a time we the thought of touching the moon seemed crazy too. Who knows what our technological future holds? Can art be undone by a zero and a one? Wow, where was that line when I was writing the poem? Oh well, that stuff happens to all of us! Loving you back!

      • jonicaggiano says:

        Thank you Brad and your love has been received my friend. It is not something that is so far fetched actually. You know many people don’t know about how many patents there are for robotic bees, how the likely food of the future will be many different types of worms and the 3/D printers and tubes with ingredients are being perfected. Then there are sex robots made to order in China and now in US as well. They talk and are programmed-to be ultimately pleasing to men. Couples are already having trouble in China where they can’t keep up with the demand and they are very expensive. I watched a Katy Couric interview with one of these US makers and she does a tour of the factory. So my point being if this kind of stuff is out there who knows what will be next. I think you are a very intelligent man and you could be right but it wouldn’t be as good. Sorry about the short tangent my friend. I would still read your poetry. Hugs πŸ€— Joni πŸ’•β€οΈ

  5. DC Gilbert says:

    It could possibly make a small impact on the world of poetry. After a;;, there are 10 kinds of people in the world … those who understand binary and those who do not.

  6. Harley Reborn says:

    You’re irreplaceable

  7. Jim Borden says:

    I have no doubt that AI will be used to write poetry. But I don’t think it will offer the same sense of reflection and wonder and interpretation that human-made poetry provides. You’re safe, unless this poem was written by a bot…

  8. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    The future, unfortunately, will feature AI in greater and greater proportions and in almost everything, lamentable but true and no one can change the course of history…but you’ve written a lovely poem, a product of Human Intelligence, and those who possess such a gift will always shine on. Great work my friend! All the best

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you, Francisco! It is inevitable that we continue to use technology to its greatest extent. I am hoping it is like photography, where technology has made the camera a phenomenal tool with the ability to do so many things, but the artist must still know what to shoot. Have a wonderful Sunday and keep an eye on your boy Rafa Cabrera Bello, who has a shot at winning the US Open!

      • Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

        Will do! Thank you! Yes, that is a great example, and that is the way all technology should be, it should all respond to the artist, to the engineer, to the technician, to the scientist and never should “think” for themselves. All the best!

  9. kristianw84 says:

    I am terrified at the thought of an AI world, and if we continue down this path of programing artificial intelligence to comprehend human emotion, empathy, and creativity, then sadly, poetry & art will become perfected arts.

    Here’s the problem. I don’t like perfection. And I don’t care how intelligent or like us these bots may be, they’ll never truly be able to give us anything raw or real. I’m a sucker for the classics! My favorite poets are Frost, Whitman, Mary Oliver, & E.E. Cummings. You, my dear Brad, rank high up there with them. No bot could ever hold a candle to your work because no matter how hard they try, they’ll never be you. ❀😘

    • Brad Osborne says:

      You are kind, dear friend, to even whisper my name in the same sentence as the great poets of our time. I agree that perfection does not add value to art or expression. Beauty often lies within the imperfections.
      Art reflects life and I am sure we can all agree that life is, to put it mildly, somewhat imperfect. Thanks for all the support and sending you both my love!

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