This poem is about the United States. It was inspired by this prompt: “Begin a poem with these words: ‘My country used to be…'” It was written in iambic pentameter couplets (also called “heroic couplets”).
My country used to be a book of myths,
Believed to be the truth by working stiffs.
Now those who seek the truth cannot make out
Which info’s true, which info is in doubt.
Our privacy’s destroyed by ones and noughts;
Our jobs, usurped by ANI robots.
Confusion never was this thick before;
We cannot trust our neighbors anymore.
When people do not have some faith and trust,
Then all things lofty fall into the dust.
No truth, no trust, no jobs, no clothes, no cash;
Will we just sit and watch it slowly crash?
Note: ANI is artificial narrow intelligence, while AGI is artificial general intelligence and ASI is artificial super intelligence.