Inspiring Poem

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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