I had one eye closed to the future
and the other looking towards
a phone booth confessional,
while trying desperately
to forget that eventually
I will miss you forever.
This is an excerpt from a poem of the same name that appears in my book, “Country Songs and Backroad Love Notes.”
Steven Harz was the 2013 winner of the international People’s Poetry Contest and is a three-time winner of The Iron Writer Challenge. Steve still writes poetry, but now it rhymes and is put to music – either acoustic with a Martin or electric with a Gretsch.
Songwriting influences are: John Prine, Townes Van Zandt, Blze Foley, Jessi Alexander, Tyler Childers, Lori McKenna, Gabe Lee, Luz, Cleto Cordero, Jason Isbell, and of course, Willie and Dolly!
Music is available on all streaming platforms – please check it out!
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