The Man in The Glass

When you get what you want in your struggle for life

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 isn’t your father or mother or wife

Whose judgment upon you pass

The fellow whose verdict counts most in life

Is the man staring back from the glass


Some people might think you’re a straight shootin 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


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

For he’s with you clear to the end

And you’ve passed your most dangerous test

If the guy 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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