man in the glass
get what you want in your struggle for self
And the World makes you king for a day,
Just go to a mirror and look at yourself,
And see what that man has to say.
isn't your father or mother or wife
Who judgment upon you must pass;
The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the one staring back from the glass.
may think you a straight-shooting' chum
And call you a wonderful guy,
But the man in the glass says you're only a bum
If you can't look him straight in the eye.
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.
fool the whole world
down the pathways of years
And get pats on the back as you pass,
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears
If you've cheated the man in the glass.
by LT 25