Thought I'd share with you all another of my favorite poems. The author is anonymous:
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 see what that man has to say,
For it isn't your father or mother or wife
Who 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 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.
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 fool the whole world down the pathway of years
And get 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.