Owl Poetry & Prose

A Gasped Hosanna and a Broken Hallelujah

A gasped Hosanna and a broken Hallelujah

Praises, sing, it’s what was meant to be


This is not what we were meant to do

We’re bleeding songs but meant for who?

It’s not about a habit, it’s not ritual

It’s not pride, it’s not nationalism

It’s gotta be real

Raw, feeling, dealing

Instead we’re pretending as the tentacles keep reaching out

With glee

Squeezing, bruising and draining

Where’s that pride we said we would live on?

Where’s the glory?

When children starve and robbers dance in the sun

When you can’t feed those who you once could

Ask yourself if pride is worth this sorry story


Meet Lilanka
“what is meant to be comes about of what one does”.
An eclectic personality with a penchant for creativity, Lilanka is an old soul who loves life, laughter and stepping off the beaten track. She finds joy in nature, travelling and venting her existential frustrations via her writing while calming her body with food and her soul with music. Her motto is – “what is meant to be comes about of what one does”.
A collection of eclectic expressions from life according to Lilanka Botejue. From her creative outbursts and passionate views to her love for nature, food, music and archaeology, Owl Muses is an attempt to capture these moments in time.
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