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 isn’t your father or mother or wife who judgment upon you must pass

The fellow whose verdict counts the most in your life is the one staring back from the glass 

Some people may think you a straight shooting chum and call you 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 

He’s the 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 

You may fool the whole world down the pathway of life and get pats on the back as pass 

But your final reward will be heartaches and tears if you’ve cheated the man in the glass.