July 21, 2007

Poem:Girl in the Mirror

When you get what you want
In your struggle for self
And the world makes you queen for a day,
Go to the mirror and look at yourself
And see what that girl has to say.

For it isn't your father
Or mother or man
Whose Judgements on you must pass
The person whose verdict counts most in life
Is the girl staring back in the glass

She's the one to please
Never mind all the rest,
For she's with you clear to the end.
And you've past your most difficult and dangerous test
If that girl in the glass is your friend.

You can fool all the world down the pathway of years,
And get pats on the back as you pass.
But, your final reward
Will be heartaches and tears
If you've cheated that girl in the glass

I didnt write this- the author is unknown


Anonymous said...

The original is "The Guy in the Glass" by Peter Wimbrow.

Anonymous said...

I read this poem while in recovery and it changed my whole life, 20 years ago. I read it as "The Girl in the Looking Glass. I shall carry it with me all the days of my life.
I read it and cried. Then I set out to straighten my life out. Now I am proud to see how that girl turned out to be. The one in the Looking Glass is my Best Friend.

Anonymous said...

I have a handwritten copy of this poem from 20 years ago. A friend sent it to me. I wish I knew who wrote it. It has always stuck with me.