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 wont 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 Ive 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, Im so sorry, Clary;
I fall; my last thought is you.
Silenced, once and for all, it seems,
Awakened, then, I dont 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.