Owl Poetry & Prose

Fire & Ice

I was fire

You Ice

The bond we shared forged out of a need for each other

A yearning for life that was something more than we both knew or thought would ever be

You unfurled my flames, in a way no one had ever been allowed by me before

And my flames mercilessly licked your ice in a way you had never allowed anyone to before

You introduced me to a world I longed to know but was too afraid to step into

Gently, coaxing, reassuring, kneading and plying

Till I was no longer afraid to let my fire rage and consume that which I held so dear

The shackles that anchored me to a foundation of fear

And I unwittingly melted away that ice which covered your wounded soul

The frozen cold which was your protector, your shield

Forged in hurt and anger, forever sealed

Till now

Till I unknowingly yet mercilessly let it open and flow through

Your fear, your anger, the hurt, the pain

The joy, the laughter, all that kept you sane

Stripped away, raw and wounded, still so beautiful

In your brokenness you were everything and nothing

And the arrow of the cherub that pierced my soul

Like metal to a magnet, like the ocean to the shore

Hit you later, ice melted, no longer a game

And as you bled before me

You knew,

What made me bleed, was you

And that together, we were potent, deadly, unpredictable and fiery

So you fled,

Yet you are drawn, and leave so much unsaid

And in this dance of virtue and vice

I am still fire

You are Ice

Together we can be a discordant symphony or forever be composing this melodic cacophony

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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