Monday, April 28, 2008

“The Man In The Glass”

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

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

He is the man you must please – never mind all the rest,
For he’s clear with you up to the end.
And you have passed your most difficult and dangerous test,
When the man in the glass is your friend.

You can be like another and chisel a plum,
And think you’re 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.

You can fool the whole world, down the pathway of years,
And get pats on your back as you pass,
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears
If you’ve cheated the man in the glass.

Dale Winbrow


Kristy said...

I love this Selina, so so true :)

Shar said...

Lovin this Selina!

Working towards acceptance from the person staring back at me.

Shar x

Amy said...

Hi selina,

Just left you an email,

Sorry it is a bit delayed!!