Owl Poetry & Prose

Two Men Sat…

Two men sat down to a meal

Both known in society, both accomplished

Both once in service

One in military, one in civil

One divorced, one widowed

Both, fathers once husbands

Both retired, well attired

Where one was poor, the other had money

Where one refused to deal, the other refused to heal

To the world they seemed fine, always smiling, joking & towing the line

Yet both were lonely, withdrawn & unhappy

One let his pain devour him from within

The other let his sorrow engulf him and wallow

Alcohol & cigarettes kept one’s loneliness at bay

Anti-depressants and worldly pleasures let the other while away

She tried for she loved one & empathized with the other

But she could only watch, be there in her own little way

For the saying of her father’s friend once stated & thereby fated

May this be something we never have to say

“We are our own enemy”

Tis us not they, who destroys ourselves everyday


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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