Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest

We received an email from John Lauretani which referenced a poetry contest being run by a website dedicated to the 17th century poet Anne Bradstreet, who lived in North Andover. The contest states that “Anyone is welcome to submit a poem or short essay, one page maximum for both, for entry on why they’re thankful for Market Basket.” All entries will be displayed online and the choice poem/essay in both adult and youth categories will be published in the North Andover Citizen.
You can view the page for the contest here: http://annebradstreet.org/2014/11/26/join-the-market-basket-challange/

Here is John’s poem which he sent to us and is also on their page:


The Merrimack Valley community
and places well beyond
got themselves embroiled
in a family war that spawned

Support for the one called “ T “
disdain for the one called “ S “
who’s abuse of power through coercion
created an infamous mess

From Athanasios and Efrosini to
Telemachus (Mike) and brother George
the hands of time ground forward
to form the grocery forge

Pride is strong in all families
especially of those with success
but when does wealth become primary
and people become less

It’s true both sides have facts
who knows what’s behind closed doors
we see what media provides us
and just tally up the scores

We salute you “ MB “ employees
integrity won out in the end
standing with you in the pickets
sent a message for all to defend

Harvard will study the outcome
of which many were surprised
but to honest hard working people
the “right thing” was always advised

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