Treasure Island

Susan Sparks

(July 8,1957 / Fort Leavenworth, Kansas)

The Glare in the Glass


When you lose all you have in your battle with life


And you land on your ass in the snow


Just go to a mirror and look at yourself


And see if that man's Friend or Foe.





It's the choices you make that determine your Fate


Not your father's, your mother's, your wife's;


On that final day, will you reach Heaven's Gate


Or find eternal, Hell-filled strife?





He's the fellow to please, the Devil, your friend,


He'll teach you lies, games, & deceit


He'll stay with you clear to the bitterest end-


It's your Will that he wants to defeat.





You'll end up the Fool, full of misery and tears


You're destined for low Second Class


And your final reward will be blisters and sears


If you follow the Glare in the Glass.

Submitted: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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This poem was written as a parody to Dale Wimbrow's famous poem, The Guy in the Glass. It can be found on poet Jim Dunlap's website, Voices for Africa at www.mindfulofpoetry.homestead.com/ChallengePage.html

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