The Gal 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 Gal has to say.
For it isn’t your father,mother,husband or strife
Whose judgment upon you must pass.
The person whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the one staring back from the glass.
You may be like Jack Horner and chisel a plum
And think you’re a wonderful Gal.
But the Gal in the glass says you’re only a bum
If you can’t look her straight in the eye.
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 dangerous, difficult test
If the Gal 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 Gal in the glass.