When you get what you want in your struggle for self, and the world makes you king for a day,
just go to a mirror and look at yourself and see what that man has to say.
Although there are others in life’s pathway whose judgment upon you must pass,
fellow whose verdict counts most in your life is the man staring back from the glass.

You may win all the medals and “snow” all the rest and think you’re a wonderful guy;
but the man in the glass says you’re only a fraud,
if you can’t look him straight in the eye.
He’s the one to please, after all’s said and done, for he’s with you clear up to the end.
And you’ve passed a most dangerous, difficult test if the man in the glass is your friend.
You may fool the whole world down the pathways 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 man 
in the glass.
man in the glass