Owl Poetry & Prose

Masks

He masked his face with no 1

The Daily mask

Smile, nod and look happy

His day was the same, mundane

He met up with some friends

Put on No 2 on top of 1

The Machan mask

Superb. We’re all cool and rocking like that

No emotions, no sappiness, no bullshit

He met his girlfriend

Put on mask No 3

The Macho mask

Yea I’m your life, love and guardian of Asgard

I live for you and all that jazz

He left for home

Weary & exhausted and put on mask No 4

The Good Boy mask

Yes Ammi, I am the saint on high

No Thaththi, I would never lie

He went to his room & looked in the mirror

Peeling off one mask at a time

4, 3, 2, 1

Till there was none

But himself

Smiling, frowning, happy, sad, angry, blissful, excited, embarrassed, nervous, anxious, jealous, confident, weak, brave

And so much more…

And he thought, ‘But where is the real me??’

No mask can ever truly portray the real he

Reality came crashing down as the face in the mirror seemed to say,

Masquerades can be fun

But not when your daily existence is one

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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