Monday, February 23, 2015

The Man In The Glass

The Man In The Glass 

   Peter Dale Wimbrow Sr.  

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 judgment upon you must pass
The fellow 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, clear to the end
And you’ve passed your most difficult, dangerous 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.

Moral: Be honest with yourself.
The Bible teaches us that our own hearts are deceitful.
Don't cheat yourself by being dishonest with yourself.
Acknowledge your own flaws and failures and bring them before God - He knows how to help!
Your soul's salvation may count upon you acknowledging that sometime inside of you is not right and needs to change.
I like the moral of this poem.


Tselot "Coco" Kifle said...

I remember my brother reading this to me sometime back! Awesome poem! Great post Jen!

R. Keith Nix said...


Jennifer Connell said...

My dad read part of it the other night in church; the little bit I heard inspired me to look it up. Great poem!

Y Hermano Nix, Gracias por su comentario, y Dios te bendiga! =)Drink some Inca for me...