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Eat It--It's Good For You
by Mary Ann Hoberman

"Eat it--it's good for you!"
That makes me mad.
How can something good for you
Taste so bad?

"Try it. You'll like it."
I know that's a lie.
I know I won't like it
So why should I try?

"Just take a nibble.
Just one little taste."
What good is a nibble?
The rest goes to waste.

Eggplant is icky.
Spaghetti is fine.
Why can't they eat their food
And let me eat mine?
My little sister memorized this poem when she was young, and it gets stuck in my head periodically to this day. Oh, how things have changed- now my sister wouldn't touch any food that isn't certified 'good for you'.

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