Time || Spoken Word by Kurt Schröder

Time || Spoken Word by Kurt Schröder

‘Time’ by Kurt Schröder

An Emote Record Company Production • Produced by Simon Strehler • Recorded at Pretoria, South Africa

Scoring and Additional Recording by Paul Elliott
Edited, Mixed and Mastered by Simon Strehler

© 2013 Kurt Schröder, Emote Record Company
℗ 2013 Emote Record Company


  1. Mcprosciutto on May 28, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    This touched me

  2. Thomas Zeman on May 28, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    Hey Kurt/Emote Record Company,

    This is a really nice piece! my name is Thomas Zeman im a filmstudent from the Netherlands. Right now im working on a project called ”Time” i found this poem and it matches the footage i made pretty good. is there a chance that i can use this spoken word track without background music in my video? unfortunately i don’t have much to offer because i don’t earn lots of money with filmmaking but i can offer a really nice place in the end credits! Im only posting it on my Vimeo channel and my intentions are not to generate money with the video.


    Thomas Zeman

  3. Chad Rutter on May 28, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    awesome! just stumbled upon this and noticed the accent! local talent! you inspire me

  4. Madeline Mozafari on May 28, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    I am learning to be grateful for each moment
    But I’m well aware that this today
    is very quickly joining the history class full of yesterdays so friends before it does
    allow me to share something with you
    Time. It can fly. And promises to heal all of our wounds.
    We try to make it, save it, kill it and there is never enough of it
    Time. It’s what stops everything from happening all at once.
    Making sense of past into present into future, it’s later and it’s sooner.
    Time. is what measures the duration of pain and of joy and of everything in between
    and its awful but it’s lovely and it’s gracious and then it’s mean.
    Time. Is like the wind. It lifts the light to float with it
    while leaving the heavy to curse the rushing breeze.
    And I’m really convinced that time stops when you really have to sneeze.
    Time it seems to rule all aspects of our lives A
    nd has been the endless fascination for every creed and nation
    throughout all of time
    Its seems to vary from place to place
    Personally I have yet to face a space where it does not intermingle and interlace itself into everything
    and the mysterious thing is that time is completely personal
    But then entirely public
    Each second is scribed only to you
    But that self-same moment is for the rest of us too
    So it doesn’t matter who you are or what you pursue
    Time does not discriminate so do not misconstrue
    We all face life at sixty minutes and hour
    And then time seems to pester only man
    Because bird and bee seem so free from the tick-tock time bomb mentality
    that plays through you and me you see a hummingbird
    can flap its wings ninety times in a single second
    Those wings are spun of silver, emerald, and gold
    And these tiny little creatures are hearts to behold
    Angelic features and colors so bright they propel imagination to a new delight
    There is magic in the way that they flick through the sky
    They appear and they vanish in the blink of an eye
    But if you think that’s impressive friend,
    You’ll consider they fly
    Because those buzzing buggers beat their wings more than one thousand times a second
    Now I’m no fan of a fly, but none can deny that is pretty impressive
    Then it also makes sense that the average mayfly has a lifespan of maybe more than
    thirty minutes
    And if I were ever limited to such extent I could only ever be content by
    Cramming every minute with sixty seconds well spent
    And so that begs the question
    How are you spending your time?
    Allow me to suggest that you stop
    Stop waiting for some dream day when you get your fresh start
    Let loose the wild things you’re keeping locked up in your heart and
    Stop hoping to make it if you do nothing about trying
    Because we are all headed towards death
    So what are you doing about dying
    Stop talking about killing time
    While time quietly kills you
    Talk is cheap
    And every second is as precious as life itself
    And so my friends,
    Thank you for spending a little of your life with me

  5. Malachi Fontenelle on May 28, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    I love this poem

  6. Soren Waugh on May 28, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    omg yes…i needed this..totally inspireddd! <33 IG: Sawpoetry 

  7. sarah e.k. on May 28, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    honestly poems like this are the things that make me a better person

  8. marianne nicolas on May 28, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    that was a masterpiece! 

  9. Michael Chambers on May 28, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    Great poem! I showed this to my English 12 class in conjunction with our reading of Ralph Hodgson’s "Time, You Old Gypsy Man".

  10. Zach Tamele on May 28, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    Mooi German man 

  11. Djtejano22 on May 28, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    I would like to purchase this track on mp3 but the links don’t work. Anyway I can still buy a copy?

  12. Nicki Divine on May 28, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    LUV it!

  13. Ness Lucas on May 28, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    "Time grinds even mountains to dust."

  14. Jasper Meehan on May 28, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    This is perfect

  15. Jadeykins_ on May 28, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    Spending a little of my time with you? I’d spend forever. He’s really attractive, and I loved the poem. Fascinating and dug deep.

  16. Raina Santos on May 28, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    thank you for making my time well spent. This video has made me rethink what i have really been doing with my time.  

  17. kebab4eva on May 28, 2019 at 12:50 pm


  18. BeachLoverGirl on May 28, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    Wow beautiful

  19. Baily Wilson on May 28, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    I come back to this video every couple of years. I still love it.

  20. demok foktuan on May 28, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    Inspirational words

  21. Jesus mc Beardsworth on May 28, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    Seems like only yesterday that I first watched this video. Where does the time go, honestly? It flies by because, more often than sometimes, we allow it to. God, time goes by so fast. Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying; And this same flower that smiles today Tomorrow will be dying. Carpe Diem

  22. anlmoon on May 28, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    Very good! love the meaning and the words in the poem

  23. johnnay! :p on May 28, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    The mayfly verse made me realise how I’ve wasted so much time.

  24. Veronica Makhoali on May 28, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    Is he south african???? Sounds south african! Would be epic if he was!

  25. Benn Sharer on May 28, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    always come back to this a few times a year.. so many thoughts & feelings are generated. Astounding and inspiring.

  26. Pol Moneys on May 28, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    you are welcome. Time well spent with you. 

  27. Chelsea Warne on May 28, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    This is amazing!! Would love if you could watch my spoken word video. Will subscribe to accounts that subscribe to me. Take care, Chelsea 🙂

  28. Crista Fuentes on May 28, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    This was shown to us by our Lit. Prof.
    This is a great and wonderful poem. I will never get tired of watching this all over again.
    Thank you … I Love it so much.

  29. Damian Tosin on May 28, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    time waits for no man

  30. Lovely Ley on May 28, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    I’m writing a poem on the same topic!

  31. **MCPerez1795** on May 28, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    well said and done

  32. Nada B on May 28, 2019 at 1:09 pm


  33. Sara Schapoks on May 28, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    For anyone that loves poetry, and has also had a broken heart, check out my poem!

  34. Shelby Buchanan on May 28, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    My dance studio Art In Motion had a choreographed dance to this shown at my recital and throughout North America at competitions this is a beautiful piece

  35. V-nessa vlogs on May 28, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    bare truth

  36. Lydia Bentley on May 28, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    Any chance this is downloadable or available for purchase?

  37. Steem Evangelist on May 28, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    Best description of time ! 🙂

  38. Jay Miles on May 28, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    So good to see South African’s taking on Spoken Word!! :d <3

  39. Teresa Ayotte on May 28, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    Absolutely breathtaking. You have power in your words that can change many. Thank you for sharing your thoughts

  40. yaleerpf on May 28, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    dumbfounded by the lack of views

  41. Matt Miville on May 28, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    Is there a place where I can purchase an audio file for this?

  42. Mohamad Morched on May 28, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    Lyrics plz?

  43. Martinez Ministries on May 28, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    Hey guys! Im 16 and do spoken word as well! it’ll mean the world to me if you just checked my videos out, they’re really short but extremely meaningful. God Bless you guys!

  44. jade broadhurst on May 28, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    I feel like this has changed my life in some way

  45. Sasha Govender on May 28, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    I can watch this over and over again , keep coming back , even after months . just beautiful

  46. Blazed Bear on May 28, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    I’ve heard of few of Kurt Schroder’s work and I can say I’m a fan of this man, there’s a delicate touch to this mans work

  47. Shaun Williams on May 28, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    Love  this . Would appreciate your guidance with regards to music for a spoken word video I’d like to make.  My musician friend has read the poem, and I’ve alos recorded myself speaking it for his reference. We were wondering about whether to shoot this with him playing liive next to me, as opposed to just giving home  the footage and asking him to  compose it after the final edit is done, in whcih case then he would nto be in the video. Im just wondering if I were to shoot minus the music I may say it differently since I dont have the music to kinda react to.(soorry too many questions)

  48. SauravTheSpeaker on May 28, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    I love this video! Thumbs up if you do!
    I make spoken word as well, my latest one is on my channel and it is called "Have we killed beauty?"
    Be sure to watch, I wont let you down 🙂

  49. cmz8706 on May 28, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    bro you forgot your shoes

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