Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The Queen of Mean

Leona Helmsley, died August 20, 2007
Together with her late husband Harry, they owned many New York hotels and buildings including the Empire State Building. She was called “The Queen of Mean” and was once quoted as saying “Only the little people pay taxes." She served 18 months in prison after her trial in 1989 for tax evasion.

Sugar and spice
And everything nice
Girls have to be
Or they’ll pay the price

“The Queen of Mean”
She was well know
A chain of hotels
She happened to own

When she was charged
With tax evasion
Employees came
For this occasion

Saying Leona
Was ruthless and mean
The rich don’t pay taxes
They quoted the queen

Women in power
Should be aware
They need to be nice
Although it's unfair

Plenty of men
Are ruthless and mean
At their employees
They’ll often scream

Snakes and snails
And puppy dog tails
It’s okay for boys
To be tough as nails

By, Randee Saber 8/21/07