songs of sorrow

no lonely moment is forever

Not all songs are cheerful or full of hope… sometimes those that slice deepest are songs of sorrow and of sadness. Perhaps within their words are the seeds of renewal, or perhaps just knowing that we share the darkness just as we share the light, gives us some comfort when the world feels empty, untrustworthy.

It helps to remember that each of these songs of mine eventually surrendered their lamenting sounds to more joyful voices; no lonely moment is forever.

Selected Works

  • resurrection / go slowonce I held those fingers in mine, and they were warm
  • resurrection / if iThese hands were made to fit yours and will never lose their shape
  • Reaching InAnd yet the thought of dancing there makes the leap-
  • Conclusionthere wouldn’t have been two misfits, finding happiness in old china.
  • discount fareI’ll catch the next one.
  • i fearI called out! to the painful, the shadowy in you
  • empty airHe talks to the empty air, sometimes she listens…
  • this dingy paneyou see a sight of me that I wouldn’t recognize.
  • forgettingYet what else do we do?
  • tonight, I am undone…I’ve never wanted hate, but it feels easier, frightened by the size of me…
  • torn in halfmemory so fragile, I remember only our smiles.

Mila (Jacob Stetser)

Mila is a writer, photographer, poet & technologist.

He shares here his thoughts on Buddhism, living compassionately, social media, building community,
& anything else that interests him.

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