Owl Poetry & Prose

I stepped out

I stepped out

Of my head, my home, my heart

To a new world out there

My mind was at ease, for once, after a long time

I knew, had known, all along what I needed to do

What needed to be done

Letting go is never easy

Almost impossible

But I have known death and in death I have found life

So what of letting life go? Will I surely not gain some more?

My life – what life?

Comfortable, what is known, what is expected, what is shown

But not what I have sown

For me, what defines, what decides, was never me

Always others, chance, opportunity

Things that came my way but not what I ever wanted per say

Yes I have achieved, that which is expected

That which is perceived

But no, not for me, not for ever, I am much more

This I have known, I have felt and it has grown

So now it’s time, it’s that pinnacle of knowing when to hold on

And when to gracefully let go

No never easy, the path ahead is scary

But at least I have grabbed those reigns, gathered my wits

I am now in sync with my soul

The melody is mine, the harmony will be sublime

To the sunset of my existential adulthood I bid adieu

To the rising Altitudes of enlightenment & growth I turn to afresh, anew.


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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