Thought blurbs to awaken our collective compassion
The house wore a festive look
In the kitchen busy was the cook;
Looking resplendent in her new long pink gown
Was the birthday princess, who, on her head had a small crown!
On the table was a yummy three-tiered cake
Which had taken her mother all the time to bake;
Adorning the walls were streamers and balloons
Playing on the music system were peppy tunes!
The entire place was thundering with the laughter of kids
Dinner for their parents was arranged at the Ritz;
Tempting was the aroma of delectable snacks
Expenditure for this party must be running in lakhs!
The gifts and return gifts were sinfully expensive
All this extravagance appeared to be criminally offensive;
Amidst all this, an ordinary looking girl was hiding behind her mom
Who was busy flattening the samosa dough on her palm!
The little girl was eyeing the eats with hunger
The sight of the delicious cake made her mouth water;
Longing to taste some, she tugged at her mom’s dress
Who turned around and gave her hand a firm press!
After the cake cutting the room was strewn with confetti
And the maid’s little doll rushed to clean as it was dirty;
Suddenly the birthday girl handed her a plate filled with cake and delicacies
The cute darling thanked her and was happy about the fulfilment of her fantasies!