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Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove

35 - 5th Ave, Spruce Grove, Alberta (in the Melcor Cultural Centre) Phone: (780) 962-0664 Mon. - Fri. - 10:00 - 5:00PM Sat. - 10:00AM - 5:00PM Closed Sundays and all Statutory Holidays


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                  THE WOMAN 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 a mirror and look at yourself,
And see what that woman has to say.


For it isn't your boyfriend or family or friend
Whose judgment upon you must pass;
The woman whose verdict counts most in the end.
Is the one staring back from the glass.

Some people may think you a straight-shootin' chum
And call you a person of place.
But the woman in the glass says you're only a bum.
If you can't look her straight in the face.

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 your 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 heartaches and tears.
If you've cheated the woman in the glass!

~ Author Unknown

                       The Measure of Your Success

 

You can use most any measure
When you're speaking of success.
You can measure it in fancy home,
Expensive car or dress.

But the measure of your real success
Is the one you cannot spend.
It's the way your kids describe you
When they're talking to a friend.

                                             Martin Buxbaum