The poetry of Steven Harz / “Falling”

holding hands train track




my promise to you

is to overcome

my fear of heights


so that I can begin to

climb and float and soar

eyes open and looking down

so that I can practice


falling off of rooftops

falling out of trees and

falling from balloons

until I have earned

and learned to live with

my cuts and bruises and


like badges of honor

that show the world

that I am able to

fall in love with you


copyright 2013

“Falling” originally appeared in my book, ‘Gas Station Road Map’ – available at Amazon in paperback and eBook.

Published by Steven Harz

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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