Owl Poetry & Prose

Beauty & the Beast

Society loved her beauty

For it was not what they thought, but were taught to believe

Understand what beauty entailed

For it focused on her body, like a cheap commodity

Drooling, ogling, gagging, salivating

So her insecure heart, lapped it up

Smothered by feigned humility, secret triumph and victory

And it became her art

The reluctant beauty

The humble narcissist

The saintly tart


Ah it was all well and good

For her face was her food

Misled by all who wanted a part of the rise but not the fall

For a pretty face sells, but for those seeking substance, it smells

Of makeup, plastic, superficial not artistic

Her intelligent mind, her compassionate heart

Knew no value, had no part

And so those faded into obsolete subservience

Cowering under the ego buoyed by baseless compliments


The young bucks on a cougar ride

The old bats on a Viagra high

The men for whom a fuck is a score

Who would take a woman and call her a whore

Infidels, fools, ghouls galore

Oh she believed they all cared and wanted her and her alone

Little knowing she was the pawn in the game

The hunted victim, the bearer of shame


Yet that buoyed ego knew no respite

It forgot shame, integrity, self-respect and in spite

Of countless warnings, omens, symbols and signs

On this headless hunt of folly, she continues to ride

Oh what fools do make such creatures, what a fool is she to not heed?

The age old warnings, beauty is skin deep

For with the beauty there comes a price

With the beauty, there lies the beast

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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