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I wrote this poem for a book series called The Mortal Instruments.  If you have not read the final book, City of Glass, this may ruin it for you... then again, maybe it won't, but I wouldn't take the chance. ^_^

Jace's Second Chance

Forced to hide my deepest desire,
Pushed out by the one I love most,
Pain licking at my heart like fire,
I open my mouth to boast.

Betrayed by my father, lied to and fooled,
Treated like an ignorant child,
Pride is torn, battered, and bruised,
I put on an arrogant smile.

Hurt by and hurting those that matter,
Hunted and cornered like prey,
Faith escapes while all my hopes shatter,
I run out of kind words to say.

Denied again, with my heart out to you,
Loved, though you won’t let it be,
Chances are taken, choices are few,
I pray for someone to save me.

Hated in my own heart of hearts,
Angered and seeking to mar,
Poison is shot out at you like darts,
I wonder if I’ve gone too far.

Resolved to make things better for you,
Unconcerned with what happens to me,
Goodness overflows - this is something new,
I guess it was not meant to be.

Defeated by his blow that I failed to parry,
Saddened - my deeds were too few,
Death comes quickly, I’m so sorry, Clary;
I fall; my last thought is you.

Silenced, once and for all, it seems,
Awakened, then, I don’t understand.
Life floods into me. Is this a dream?
I hold your shaking hands.

Humbled by my unforeseen second try,
Prepared and eager to start anew,
Love and joy pour out from your eyes,
I start my new life - with you.
Yeah... this is what happens when Kandee gets bored and reads her favorite book series.... again....

For those of you who read it (which would be AWESOME people ;) ), this is supposed to be from Jace's point of view. How he's feeling through his "forbidden" love with Clary, Valentine's betrayal, etc.

Enjoy! ^_^

Jace and Clary are (c) Cassandra Clare, not me.
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clary-herondale243 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Such amazing wording, I felt as if I was actually him...
kandeegirl12 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
apsenarent Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
BridgieB24 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
I'm on my fourth go reading it this year. You should too. Great poem too!!!
Books-are-my-dreams Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student General Artist
My first reaction: *blank stare*
Second reaction: "may I write this down, illustrate it and put it on dA?"
kandeegirl12 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry it took so long to see this! But thank you very much. And you can feel more than welcome to do so :)
Books-are-my-dreams Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student General Artist
I don't think it will ever look good enough for the poem but I'm gonna try once I finish my three percy Jackson memes (2 OC and 1 me)
TheEquestriaGirl Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a really good poem! I love it!
kandeegirl12 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! :)
TheEquestriaGirl Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem
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