The Man in the Glass.


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The Man in the Glass.

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.

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 might 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.

He's the fellow to please,
never mind all the rest,
for he's with you clear to the end.

And you know you've passed
 the most dangerous test
 if the guy 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 yor final reward
 will be heartache and tears
if you've cheated The Man in the Glass.

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1990lh commented on The Man in the Glass.


wow this is very deep your words couldnt be more true i love this an the message of the poem is great i think everyone could learn for this. we sped so much time trying to plz other we lose ourselves in the process and what is sad half the time we dont even realixe it until one day we dont recognize the person staring back at us. excellent write

DeepEclipse commented on The Man in the Glass.


Smoothly written. What are we without our selves ;). Possibilities become open when we accept him. I like how you structured this. Rhyme was fluid.

bluewolf commented on The Man in the Glass.


The style of your poetry reminds me of Longfellow's style. That is an amazing piece. Keep it up and you will win this contest in little to no time.

am2anangel commented on The Man in the Glass.


OMG amazing job I'm very impressed and this from the boy who couldn't keep up in chat. lol! I loved it. I'm so glad you joined the site. I look forward to reading more from you. Great job 10 from me.

darklady commented on The Man in the Glass.


great work i really liked this cause it's so true you've got to like the man in the glass awesome

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

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