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.
THE MAN IN THE GLASS
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.