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This poem was shared by NARENDRA MURTY

Guy in the Glass by Dale Wimbrow

When you get what you want in your struggle for pelf,
And the world makes you king for a day,
Then go to the mirror and look at yourself,
And see what the guy has to say.

For it isn’t your mother, your father or wife
Whose judgment on you must pass,
The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life,
Is the guy staring back from the glass.

He’s the fellow to please, never mind all the rest,
For he’s with you clean to the end,
And you’ve passed your most difficult and dangerous test,
If the guy in the glass is your friend.

You may be like Jack Horner and “chisel” a plum,
And think you’re a wonderful guy,
But the guy in the glass says you’re only a bum
If you can’t look him straight in the eye.

You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years,
And get pats on your back as you pass,
But the final reward will be heartache and tears,
If you have cheated the guy in the glass.