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When you get what you want in your struggle for pelf
And the world makes you King for a day
Then go to the mirror and look at yourself
And see what that guy has to say

For it isn't your Father, or Mother, or Wife
Who judgement upon you must pass
The feller whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the guy staring back from the glass

He's the feller 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 guy in the glass is your friend

You may be like Jack Horner 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 the back as you pass
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears
If you've cheated the guy in the glass

©Copyright Peter"Dale" Wimbrow Snr

This poem is normally known as "The Man in the Glass" and has been circulated as "Author Unknown".  In fact its true title is "The Guy in the Glass" and it was Written in 1934 By Peter "Dale" Wimbrow Sr. 1895 ~ 1954.

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