It isn't your mother, father or wife
Upon whose judgement you must pass;
Because the fellow whose verdict counts most in your life
Is that fellow staring back in the glass.
He's the one to please - never mind the rest
For he's with you clear to the end,
And you've passed life's most dangerous, difficult test
If that guy in the glass is your friend.
You can be like Jack Horner and chisel a plum,
And think you're a wonderful guy.
But that guy 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 downward the years,
And get pats on the back when you pass,
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears
If you've cheated that guy in the glass.
- Anonymous -
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