Poetry - Poet

Hillsborough-area poets take a turn for the verse

America’s Worst Poet? “America’s worst poet” – that’s how Hillsborough’s Art Fettig once heard himself reviewed on a radio show with Earl Nightingale. Fettig was used to scathing reviews – his first poem met 26 rejections before it was published. But he went on to teach courses for writers on overcoming rejections and marketing their…

Courage - Sunset / Sunrise

Courage

Courage – © Art Fettig Courage—That stuff of which Heroes and heroines are made. God, I need a ton of it And more for what I must soon do. To change those things I can— Courage—that will be a start. The courage to live my life, Twenty-four hours at a time. The courage to face…

Hyperventilation

I don’t ever want to do those things I ought to do There’s always something new out there for me I swear it’s true There’s something bigger or better or lovelier that I see There’s always something more exciting out there just for me. I find joy in acting, just for this moment, yes You…

Put On A Happy Face

This morning I awoke, walked past my smiling wife, made some irritating remark, walked into the bathroom and saw that sour look on my face and I thought of the lyrics of the wonderful song “Put On A Happy Face” with lyrics by Lee Adams and music by Charles Strouse. Gray skies are gonna clear…

Impartiality

“Impartiality.” by Art Fettig – copyright (c) 1987 Art Fettig  –  (from Art;’s PDF Download, “The Best Verse of Art Fettig and Friends) That’s my son out there The one with the hair. Did you see him snuff That guy out and all? “Hey Ref– That foul Was a rotten call! That’s him, Dan the man…

The Spirit – A Poem by Art Fettig

The Spirit – copyright © 1987 Art Fettig –  (from Art;’s PDF Download, “The Best Verse of Art Fettig and Friends) Of 1776, what was the spirit? Revolution? Freedom? Independence? No. I think the prevailing spirit Was selling. Selling one another. Selling like selling Had never been done before. Or since. Salesmen saying, “But as…