For my lit class, I had to write a poem that serves as an allusion to one of the books we have read so far in the year. I chose to write about Crime and Punishment, so if you haven't read the book, you may not understand the meaning behind this poem. Still, I like to think I'm fairly good with poetry, and I think I did an okay job:
I walk across the frigid lane
A guilty spirit once again
Tormented by the haunting pain
Of meeting women with their end.
I wonder what I had to gain--
Or was it solely to defend
My heart's own desperate refrain
That I am one who may transcend
The barriers of human blame,
Of order, law and bitter shame
In man's eternal quest to tame
The sorrow in this horrid game?
Perhaps. But now, I know I'm wrong
For now I hear a mournful song
That guides me where I now belong
And tells me only "come along".
So... yeah. Thoughts?