Illustration: Blanche Fisher Wright
Courtesy: Monday’s Child

Lily is really excited about what she is going to make
While Mama is asleep, Lily plans to bake her a cake
It’s Mama’s birthday and Lily wants to give her a surprise
It doesn’t matter if she has to bake once, twice or even thrice

Big sister Leela is always there, smiling by her side
Shows her how to mix the cake, is her willing guide
To flour, sugar, milk and eggs are added peaches sliced thin
Then butter, cream, raisins and nutmeg gently stirred in

The cake is out of the oven, it smells really good
They dress it up in icing and on the table it is stood
Mother is proud and happy, she gives her girls a hug
The taste will linger forever, it is a feeling called love