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 husbands
Who judgment upon you must pass,
The woman whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the one staring back from the glass.
She’s the woman to please never mind all the rest.
For she’s with you clear up to the end,
And you’ve passed the most dangerous, difficult 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 the heartaches and tears
If you’ve cheated the woman in the glass.