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Words Pieces - NEW
Lean on Me words Nov 1, o7
The Echo of the Echo
   words & music, Oct 8, o7
It's Taboo words & music
Don't Waste My Time song plus...
   words & music version
Words Cannot Contain song

Tank Almost Empty
   words & music
Where Aliens Play
kid's song
The Time for Waiting is Completed
   spoken word

Not On Empty, Not On Full
   spoken word

Tidal Wave with a Typhoon
     
on the Side Sept 11, o7
Up Against the Wall Sept 11, o7
Do I Need the Hook? Sept 9, o7
Don't Waste My Time  Aug 2,o7
Gray Morning  Aug 2, 07
It's Taboo  Aug 2, o7
Stop  Wait  Go On
The Warmth Within 

Words and Music !!
Can't Cross the Gap
White Chocolate, Hot Fudge Sauce
The Echo of the Echo
It's Taboo
Don't Waste My Time
Tank Almost Empty

Song !!
Words Cannot Contain
Where Aliens Play

Spoken Word !!
Not On Empty, Not On Full
The Time for Waiting is Completed

Words and Music MUSIC SOON
Walking with John Lennon
Heavy Rain
I Need
Gray Morning
Diamonds Dumb, Rhinestones Fun

     
Word Pieces - A Sampling
The Warmth Within
Stop  Wait  Go On
Do I Need the Hook?
This Person I Call Me
Escape Velocity
Who is My Match?
Is She Good Enough?
Chains in the Mind
My Father's Worlds
Come Waste My Time
My Dreams and I  
Do We Meet Again?
Love Gamble 
Love Gamble -
     FULL GAMBLE TANGLE
Don't Waste My Time

Locked in a LIttle Tiny
     Squishy Box
Up Against the Wall

Tidal Wave with a Typhoon
     
on the Side

The Sexe-Tetes !!
White Chocolate and
     Hot Fudge Sauce MUSIC!!
Diamonds Dumb,
     Rhinestones Fun
The Sexe-Tete Galaxy

     Sexe-Tete Swirl in the Sky
 Come Waste My Time


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A Sorting

states of mind
Not On Empty, Not On Full
The Time for Waiting is Completed
Walking with John Lennon
My Dreams and I  
Words Cannot Contain
This Person I Call Me
Gray Morning
Can't Cross the Gap
Escape Velocity
Tank Almost Empty
Up Against the Wall
Who is My Match?
Chains in the Mind
Heavy Rain
I Need
Please Help Me Make
     My Dreams Come True
Tidal Wave with a Typhoon
     on the Side

love
The Warmth Within
Stop  Wait  Go On
Do We Meet Again?
Love Gamble 
Love Gamble -
     FULL GAMBLE TANGLE
It's Taboo
Come Waste My Time

love trouble
Don't Waste My Time
Do I Need the Hook?
The Echo of the Echo
Is She Good Enough?
Heavy Rain
I Need
Tank Almost Empty
It's Taboo

other people
Walking with John Lennon
My Father's Worlds

fun
Where Aliens Play

kid stuff
This Person I Call Me
Where Aliens Play


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Sorting -

in the order they came

2007

Up Against the Wall
Do We Meet Again?
My Dreams and I  
Words Cannot Contain
The Sexe-Tete Galaxy
     Sexe-Tete Swirl in the Sky

Please Help Me Make
     
My Dreams Come True
Locked in a LIttle Tiny
     Squishy Box

2004
This Person I Call Me

2001
Tidal Wave with a Typhoon
     on the Side

2000
Gray Morning
My Father's Worlds
Walking with John Lennon
White Chocolate and
     Hot Fudge Sauce

1999
Can't Cross the Gap

1998
The Time for Waiting is Completed
Where Aliens Play

Escape Velocity

Tank Almost Empty
Who is My Match?

1997
Love Gamble
Love Gamble -
     FULL GAMBLE TANGLE
Come Waste My Time
Chains in the Mind

1996
Stop  Wait  Go On
Heavy Rain
I Need

1994
Don't Waste My Time
Do I Need the Hook?
The Warmth Within
The Echo of the Echo
Is She Good Enough?
Not On Empty, Not On Full
It's Taboo





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DO I NEED THE HOOK?

(with manic guitar)

do I need the hook
   of potential rejection
to still
   my critical eye?
do I need the lure
   of uncertain reception
to ensure
   I don't pass you by?

do I need a hood
   over happiness
to light
   my fire?
do I need a cloud
   more than a silver lining
to stir
   my desire?

do I need your gaze
   to say, maybe at best
to tempt my love
   to arise?
do I need the hook
   of potential rejection
to exempt you from
   my critical eye?

do I need distance
   to stave off
my turning from
   this chance?

 

or is this attraction
     just a passing phase
is this attraction
     to someone
          who looks, pulls me near, withdraws
bad luck
a matter of timing
the luck of the draw?

 

I've had enough analysis
     to have broken old constraints
I no longer feel paralysis
     or frozen with fear
yet in the last analysis
     where have I got?
am I an advertisement
     for what should nor
     happen with therapy
     for what instead should be
     the unhappy lot
     of those without the benefit
                      of self-help
                      recovery
                      twelve-step programs
                      gestalt
                      bioenergetics
                      primal scream
                      counseling
                      group work
                      Oprah Winfrey?

sad to relate
is that
my fate?

no longer frozen
          by old taboos
          or with fear
defenses down
hopes up
I run amuck
and get stuck

 

am I hooked on
   potential rejection?
do I need
   a critical eye
to still
   my own turning away
to quiet
   my doubts
   my latent negation
   my rapid hesitation
   my still-active defenses
     against  loving
     again?

or do I need the hook
   of potential pain
to stimulate
   my loving eye?
do I need the lure
   of uncertain gain
to decrease the temptation
   to pass you by?

I used to be locked
          where I ached for movement
I used to be blocked
          from reaching
now I struggle
          with loving
like a first-time swimmer
          with water

I'm not hooked
          on potential drowning
I don't need
          rocky channels
for my pleasure
          to show
maybe I need
          to love
          like I love swimming
          in an easy flow
maybe I need my loving
          to be like my swimming
               feeling my body flow
               in safe waters
               glad to stay far from
               a deadly
               undertow
but maybe it's easier
     to learn swimming
     than loving

 

so in the last analysis
should I have stayed
     with inner paralysis
not dredging up
     what's within?

at times
the situation seems
     no win
when I consider
     the clinch I'm in

 

or is this attraction
          just a passing phase?

or maybe even
          is there a lot to gain?

another time
will the hook of rejection
   be needed again?

or this time
what if
     you still
     your critical eye
     you come to desire
     me by your side?
will that give spac
for my rejecting gaze?
will I need another
potentially rejecting lover?

I don't know

that's a chance
you may
be unwilling
to take
too much
a gamble
on a ramble
through brambles
that may scratch you

it's a chance
I have
to take
for the stake
is a love
that wakens
love
not fear
of the pain
of the hood
or the hook

wish me luck

and in the meantime
maybe I'll do more swimming
feeling the steady flow
of my body in safe water

 

Elsa
June 9, 1994
© copyright Elsa Schieder, 2007, all rights reserved

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Elsas Words Music.
Do I need the hook of potention rejection
to still my critical eye?
Do I need a hood over happiness
to light my fire?
Spoken word, rap, indie alternative
performance art poetry.


A dozen years ago,
I began to wake up
with word pieces -
words music, spoken word, songs -
in my head.
Escape velocity.
Echo of the echo.
Tank almost empty.
Can't cross the gap.
Welcome into my world.



WORDS MUSIC WORDS

Every time I'm going
into the words not knowing
what kind of thing I'm doing
what is this thing I'm making
what are these words creating

Words music, music words, rhythm beat,
spoken word, song,
words music, words beat,
rap poetry, indie alternative music,
trip hip unhip unzipped
whispered, shouted, sung.

What is this?
spoken word poetry?
indie alternative music words?
indie alternative words music?
performance art?
rap tap rhythm song?

Where do these words belong?
They don't follow song rules
so they can't be songs
Are some rap
with a rap beat?
Are some spoken word?
Some are to be sung -
country, trip hop, pop, folk, blues,
indie alternative music,
country folk, rock and roll, rap,
world beat, jazz, folk pop,

rhythm and blues.

rhythm beat strong
words to be spoken
words to be sung
words to be lived
moments

rhythm beat

What's cooking?
Whatever comes -
words alive
words strong
words music words music
rhythm beat
strong
movement
words moving
words shaping
words taking
words trying
     to catch life
     to catch moments
        moments like fireflies
          one moment bright
          next moment gone
words
words and rhythm
words to be spoken
words to be sung
words, sounds, music

words going on and on
like the beat of a drum
word pieces
piecing together moments

stronger
fainter
closer

and then
can't hear
they're gone

like moments

but
in word pieces
a shadow lives on

words music words

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Elsa's word pieces - moods, moments
words music, spoken word, song

Elsa
July 15, 2006
 © copyright - Elsa Schieder - 2007, all rights reserved