Owl Poetry & Prose

My Underwater Cathedral

I visit her weekly

For physical exertion and peace of mind

I noticed her crosses laid out in a row

As I bent my head and plunged in below

They were dark blue with long bases on one end, the deep end

They loomed closer as I approached

Not too ominous, no reproach

And when I returned from the other end

They were shorter and stout

A hearkening to gravestones in cemeteries scattered about

Yet this was the shallow end, the more welcome site of the two

Yet shallower the water, the closer to the cross shorter

Funnily the cathedral underwater is a small reminder

Of the fickle nature of life

That to live is harder than to die

The journey longer, deeper, challenging yet rewarding

And when we reach that end, we turn to the shallow bend

For tis easier to bid farewell once you have conquered the deep end’s knell


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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