Below is the `Guy in a Glass’ poem that challenges us about how we live our life.
It was read to the English rugby team in Australia last June before they beat the hosts & won the series for the FIRST TIME EVER. The poem was seen as being an inspiring contribution to that.
This was because it connected with the emotions of the players rather than a more thoughtful, intellectual approach that is often used. Being able to access our feelings can sometimes be difficult but counselling can support you to access them and find answers that defy a more thinking & analytic approach!
`Guy in The Glass` by Peter Dale Wimbrow Sr `guy` can be man or woman..
When you get what you want in your struggle for self
And the world makes you king for a day
Then go to the mirror and look at yourself
And see what that guy has to say.
For it isn’t your father, or mother, or wife
Who judgement upon you must pass
The feller whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the guy staring back from the glass.
He’s the feller to please, never mind all the rest
For he’s with you clear up to the end
And you’ve passed your most dangerous, difficult test
If the guy in the glass is your friend.
You can 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 guy in the glass.
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