Owl Poetry & Prose


I sought affirmation today

On WhatsApp, with friends and peers

On Facebook with followers and acquaintances

On Instagram with grammers and influenzas

I found none

I instead found more questions –

Do I know anything?

Am I supposed to be an expert at everything?

Where do I really stand?

Am I even worthy?

I stopped. Referred an old friend –

My experiences, my knowledge and my past

I combed through everything I have ever done, ever learned and ever achieved

Yea we aren’t winning Nobel prizes. But these days war lords win those.

So I stopped to think about what was around and instead looked at what was within

Quite a lot.

I then looked to an old mentor who affirmed my belief – I had enough. Enough for me.

Doesn’t mean I stop progressing. Just means I stop comparing.
My only comparison is with me. That’s it.

To hell with the social media world which is more paid marketing than anything else

I don’t need Google, SEO and Tik Tok to tell me I am worthy.

Neither do you

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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