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