The Man in the Glass

Never seen this poem before, and I’m not usually one for poetry, but…

The Man in the Glass
 By Peter Dale Wimbrow, Sr.
 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 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.
 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 difficult, dangerous 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.

Like that.


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