Gedicht over jou: The (wo)man in the glass

Het geheim van geluk in een gedicht.

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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 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.

 

Woman in the glass
When you get what you want in your struggle for self
And the world makes you queen for a day
Just go to the mirror and look at yourself
And see what that woman has to say.

For it isn’t your father, or mother, or man
Whose judgment upon you must pass
The girl whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the one staring back from the glass.

She’s the fellow to please – never mind all the rest
For she’s with you, clear to the end
And you’ve passed your most difficult, dangerous test
If the woman 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 woman in the glass.

Dit gedicht is geschreven in 1934 door Dale Wimbrow.

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