The Man in the Glass

I was browsing my e-mails a while ago and I found this poem. It has been on my e-mail for more than a year. I’ve decided to share this since it has a very great message.



When you get what you want in your struggle for self

 And the world makes you King for one day,

 Just go to the mirror and look at yourself

 And see what that man has to say.


  For it isn’t your father or mother, or wife

 Whose judgment upon you must pass;

 The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life

 Is the one staring back from the glass


Some people may think you a straight-shooting chum’

 All call you a wonderful guy

 But the man in the glass say you’re only a bum

 If you can’t look him straight in the eye


He’s the fellow to please, never mind all the rest,

 For He’s with you clear up to the end

 And you’ve passed your most dangerous, difficult test

 If the man in the glass is your friend.


You may fool the whole world down the pathway of life

 And get pats on your back as you pass,

 But your final reward will be heartaches and tears

 If you have cheated the man in the glass.


~ by luckwatchero on September 10, 2007.

2 Responses to “The Man in the Glass”

  1. nice poem!!!….

  2. a message to heed, eh?
    just happened by, and it’s cool folks out there put things like this up on their blogs.

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