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laudesan
01-30-2011, 04:04 AM
When you get all you want and you 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 man has to say.

For it isn't your mother, your father or wife

whose judgment upon you must pass,

but the man, whose verdict counts most in your life

is the one staring back from the glass.

He's the fellow to please,

never mind all the rest.

For he's with you right to the end,

and you've passed your most difficult test

if the man 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 highway of years,

and take pats on the back as you pass.

But your final reward will be heartache and tears

if you've cheated the man in the glass.

Website here (http://www.theguyintheglass.com/gig.htm)

MRSBB
01-31-2011, 12:59 AM
Hi JJ, I am very familiar with that poem. When I was dealt a most challenging situation, this is the one I lived by and read it every day.

You are the fellow who has to decide,
whether you'll do it or cast it aside.
Your are the fellow who makes up your mind,
whether you'll lead or linger behind.
Whether you'll try for the goal that's afar,
or just be content to stay where you are.
Take it or leave it, here's something to do,
just think it over, it's all up to you.

(Anonymous)...............Keep fighting................Lenore

happhoto
01-31-2011, 09:31 AM
While I've never read that poem, THANKS for sharing it JJ! I've always tried to live my life according to those principles. Makes it a whole lot easier facing that fellow when I meet him for my morning shave!!