The Man in the Glass

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The Man in the Glass

Postby Incognito » 31 Oct 13, 5:40 am

The Man in the Glass

by Dale Wimbrow, (c) 1934
1895-1954

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,
Whose judgment upon you must pass.
The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the man staring back from the glass.

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.

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 get what you want 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.
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Re: The Man in the Glass

Postby mugley » 01 Nov 13, 6:51 am

:thumb: :thumb:
rude, crude, and lewd


"I shall stay the way I am because I do not give a damn. "
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Re: The Man in the Glass

Postby Jack Flash » 01 Nov 13, 11:32 am

true :thumb:
Life is just a "Bit of Fun" . . . Google it
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Re: The Man in the Glass

Postby cerina » 08 Nov 13, 3:14 pm

:clap: :clap: :thumb:
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