"The Man In The Mirror"

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 judgement upon you must pass
The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life
is the one staring back from the glass

Some people may think you're a straight shootin' chum
and call you 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 pathways of life
and get pats on your back as you pass
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears
if you've cheated the man in the glass
He's the fellow to please, never mind the rest
for he's with you clear to the end
And you've passed your most dangerous,
difficult test
if the man in the glass is your friend.

Author Unknown