The Person In The Glass



"If you get what you want in your struggle for self,
And the world makes you a champion for a day,
Just go to the mirror and look at yourself,
And see what that person has to say.
For it isn't your father, or mother, or brother,
Who upon you their judgment will pass.
The person whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the one staring back from the glass…
He or she is the one to please—never mind all the rest!
For he or she is with you right up to the end.
And you've passed your most difficult test,
If the person in the glass is your friend.
You may fool the world down the pathway of years,
And get pats on the back, as you pass,
But your final reward will be headache or tears,
If you've cheated the person in the glass."