Owl Poetry & Prose

Insecurities of Toddy and Champagne

Born of Toddy, she lived a life of earthly goodness

Fresh faced joy, solid substance and sound knowledge

Her family aspired as most would, to reach the zenith of their plinth

Yet comfortable about who they are and where they belong

They struggled to give her the best, so that she could excel and stand out from the rest

He was born of Champagne

Niche, yet common, aspired yet leaving much to be desired

Like many of his name, they played the game, enjoyed the fame

The fruits of his family’s labour, enjoyed by him and every neighbor

An amiable soul, though lost and searching for something to make him whole

In her desire to reach her pinnacle, she met him trying to unshackle his manacle

Though opposites attract, when the vines of wealth entwine in stealth, it will detract

Leading Toddy to believe she is Champagne

And Champagne not truly grasping her campaign

It becomes a race for the finish – to “catch & keep a man”

Being Toddy’s master plan

Living on credit, Champagne’s debit,

Designer brands, nights out in town

Each time a Facebook story, each occasion a new gown

Make up & photoshop, the darlings of the social wannabe club

Love is but a mere allusion to a life of comfort, leisure & luxurious delusion

Yet when nobodies try to be somebodies, and the penny drops in Champagne’s fountain

The hunted retreats to an escape mountain

The erstwhile hunter can no longer prey

But is now on her knees to pray

Lamenting her sorrow without a man on her arm for tomorrow

While credit card bills & loans lead her to borrow

Too late the age old adage rings

Ensure you never a person become

“Champagne Ideas with Toddy Income”




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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