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Let’s drink a toast to Donna

who relished quality wine

she lived her life with gusto

and ended it by design

Chocolate, fine food, and cigarettes were among her vices

lung cancer is tough going even for the strong

smoking led to her untimely demise

after diagnosis , her time on Earth was not long

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A Pisces at heart, she enjoyed a relaxing bath

filled to the brim with bubbles

apparently the bubbly immersion

melted away her troubles

She was my online friend

an astrologer like no other

we both had colon issues

she doted on me like a mother

Feisty, generous, stubborn, and direct

we could have similar genes

how do you miss someone you never met

except within a dream?

This quickly put together scrappy poem is my salute to Donna, who passed away on December 8th. I knew of her years before I “met her” on Facebook as I had  bought one of her books on lunar nodes. She was a teacher, healer, astrologer, mother, friend, and organizer of a very special annual astrology conference. She was a very knowledgeable person and lectured on many topics including gemstones and astrology. Donna was also a regular speaker at the magickal Lilydale.

Donna was not always the easiest person to get along with.  The song My Way by Frank Sinatra comes to mind when I think about how she led her life. I regret that I did not have the resources to travel to meet her at a conference. I did see her in a dream and told her about it. I surmised it was a sign we would meet on this plane. She refused any treatment for the cancer and it quickly took her life. It continually amazes me how quickly beings enter and exit our sphere of existence, although I have witnessed this pattern over and over again.

We conversed often on Facebook and in private messages. We exhanged info on astrology, food, and diverticulitis. I  took an online class with her on stress and the horoscope, which was great. She was so wise about so many subjects and had traveled the globe, taking in so much of what life had to offer her. Donna was an icon, yet conducted herself as down to earth as anyone. I think the smoking did her in, when all is said and done.  She was uncompromising about living on her terms. I admire her for it, yet wish she could have stuck around longer.

How do you miss someone you never met , except within a dream?


Rest in peace Donna, knowing so many people loved you and that your legacy is rich and strong.

At this time of Solstice across the planet, let’s take time to appreciate the dance between dark and light, love and fear, endings and beginnings. One does not penetrate consciousness in the absence of the other in this current dimension in which we have chosen to incarnate.

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8 comments on “Ode to Donna

  1. This is such a beautiful, real and heartfelt tribute. I found it very touching. Thanks for sharing! I am a Creative Life Coach and have a poetry blog in case you have time to read? and I am also on Instagram as #coachingcreatively, let’s follow each other if you use this medium? Have a good day? Sam 🙂

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    1. litebeing says:

      Thanks for the lovely comment and follow. I also paid a visit to your blog. So glad you enjoyed my tribute to Donna, who made a lasting impact on me and many many others.

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      1. Was really lovely and touching

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  2. How beautiful linda, a wonderful tribute to Donna who is surely smiling in her unseen reality. Many are now exiting to assist from the other side during this last stage of transformation… This doesn’t mean it’s easy for us though, even when we’ve never met half of our friends except online. Take care, grieve well, love Barbara x

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    1. litebeing says:

      Thanks for sharing about the loss of Donna. She was so strong and so kind at the same time. I bet she is enjoying her new status, wherever that may take her. It seems like either more folks are leaving or we are more aware of the passings via social media, etc.

      I still hold an intention to meet more of my online friends. It is quite lovely to sit or walk with someone and share an experience together offline. However, I am grateful for all the souls I have met through the magick of the inter-net. ❤


  3. thank you for sharing the way donna has touched your life through your words and images. i can feel the respect, love and admiration you have for her. sounds like she made a strong impression and contribution through her gifts shared. grateful to know her through your eyes and heart. sending you and all who knew and loved her much peace and love on this solstice ❤

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    1. litebeing says:

      Hi Tania, your words provide much needed comfort at this time of change. It is so obvious to me that relationships take many forms and it is not the medium, but the quality of connection that makes the difference.

      Blessings to you with love on this Solstice ❤

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      1. aw, i’m so glad to be there with you in some way linda. i couldn’t agree more with you and i’ve found that some of my deepest connections are all with souls from afar logistically, but close at heart. big hugs and sweet solstice wishes ❤

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