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Image and text of "Down With Greens" poem from children's poetry book "Suzie Bitner Was Afraid of the Drain" by Barbara Vance

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Down with Greens

I don’t like peas,
I don’t like beans,
I don’t like squash
Or other greens.
Instead I’d like
Some cake and pie,
A cone with ice cream
Stacked sky high.
It seems that when
You’re hungriest,
You’d eat the foods
You like the best.
So pass the sprinkles,
If you please,
And pass the pie,
But keep your peas.

~ Barbara Vance

Excerpt from the poetry collection “Suzie Bitner Was Afraid of the Drain”

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