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The Man in The Glass

When you get what you want in your struggle for self
And the world makes you King for a day
Just go to the Mirror and look at yourself
And see what that man has to say,

For it isnt your Father or mother or wife
Whose judgement upon you must pass
The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the one staring back from the glass,

You may be the Jack Horner and chisel a plum
And think you are a wonderful guy
But the man in the glass says you are only a bum
If you cant look him straight in the eye.

He is the fellow to please, nevermind all the rest,
for he is with you clear to the end
and youve 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 years
And get pats on the back as you pass
But your final reward will be heartache and tears
If you've cheated the man in the glass.
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Posted: Dec 2009

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select - excellend poem 'the man in the glass'...thank you for sharingpeace
I had never heard of Dale Wimbrow's work before. Thanks for sharing.
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