The Girl In The Glass
When you get what you want in your struggle for self,
And the world makes you queen for a day,
Just go to the mirror and look at yourself,
And see what that girl has to say.
For it isn't your spouse, your family, or friend,
On whose judgement you must pass,
For the girl with the verdict that counts in the end,
Is the one staring back from the glass.
Some people may think you're a straight shooting chum,
And call you a person of place,
But the girl in the glass will call you a bum,
If you can't look her straight in the face.
She's the girl to please, never mind all the rest,
For she's with you clear to the end,
And you will have passed your most difficult test,
If the girl in the glass calls you, "friend."
You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years,
And get pats on the back as you pass,
But your final reward will be heartbreak and tears,
If you've cheated the girl in the glass.