Artificial intelligence is all the rage, so I decided to use it to generate my February Word Sisters post.
My request: write a rhyming poem for women 50+ about the joys of aging (though I also briefly considered “the realities of aging”).
First I tried anyword.com, but didn’t love what it generated, so I turned to chatGPT. In less than 30 seconds, here’s what I received.
As we age, we gain wisdom and grace
Our wrinkles are lines that tell our life’s pace
We’ve lived through hardships and moments so sweet
And we’ve learned that life is a journey, not a defeat
We no longer chase fleeting trends
Instead, we embrace our truest friends
Our bodies may change, but our spirits stay strong
And we continue to sing life’s sweetest song
We relish in the simple things
Like watching the sun set, and what the day brings
We find joy in a book or a warm cup of tea
And appreciate the beauty in things we see
We know that time is fleeting and precious
So we take moments to pause and reflect, never reckless
We find beauty in the moments we share
And embrace every opportunity to show we care
So let’s embrace this new chapter with pride
And enjoy the joys of aging with every stride
For we know that with each passing day
We become wiser, kinder, and better in every way
As a career writer, I’m still pondering how I might use AI-powered writing, but there is one thing I do know: I couldn’t have written a poem so quickly. And while I don’t think it’s a great or even a good poem, I do believe there’s value in not having to start with a blank page.
Have you experimented with AI-powered writing? If so, what tools have you used and what’s been your experience?