My name is Linda Bella;
my father calls me Belle.
I used to be his little girl,
but how my size did swell!
Fifteen means one, and we've begun.
Thirty means two; how's that strike you?
Forty means three; you still with me?
Poor Mary, my neighbor.
She cries all the time
because her husband,
John, just passed away.
We walked along the dusty trail,
no shoes upon our feet.
Hot summer day.
What's a flat-chested girl supposed to do
when she wants to look good
for the senior prom?
is who I am.
I like this name because
it is palindromic, like me.
I want to stay forever, but I can't;
to this old world we all must bid goodbye.
It does no good to sit and rave and rant,
nor try to understand the reason why.
She called for help today,
but didn't use the phone.
Did not have much to say,
for she was all alone.
Mona Lisa was attacked last week,
a matter of extreme disgrace.
She couldn't even turn the other cheek
when a man smeared cream cake on her face.