Moana’s Extravaganza Dancer

by Sina Va’ai


Dream chaser, is as we remember you and your gifts,

Sudden and swift, you are gone from our sight

*Invisible not absent, you live on amongst us

In the light of creation, fiery bright


In the melody of song, in the beat of the drum

In the leap, in the clap, in the strut of the dance

In the sway, in the flick, in the flurry and flounce

The creative, the performance, all these you enhance


Extravagant, vital, good-humoured and fun

Determined to serve, to lift up the Arts

Generous in spirit, Pacific and proud

The students you mentored, sad now to part


We will miss your raucous laughter

Your total pitching into life

Energy, ambition, drive, lightning-passion

And wit, slicing reality like a knife


We see you dancing there in heaven

Your vu- your ancestors happy to embrace

Healing, wholeness, every blessing

Eternal promise of God’s grace


Ia manuia lau malaga Tuilagi Seiuli Allan! 


* St. Augustine: “The dead are invisible but not absent.”

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