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If you are new to Wainuiomata

If you are new to Wainuiomata, There are some things it is good to know. If you lose your Wallet, Don't panic, Continue with your picnic, The Wallet will most likely find its way home. No harm will come to you, If you give a nod or cheery hello, To those who on the street pass you. If you are only shopping for a few items, You will generally be moved to the front of the Que. If your IQ is not too emotional, And you wear a mask. Owners of dogs, Are usually trained well by their pets. The weather can be quite tricky, And if you see a few rain clouds, Don't think it means you can opt out of mowing your lawns. It took us thirty years to get it right, But some have been known to do it in twenty.

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Date: 4/5/2022 11:12:00 AM
I always tell my daughter, it's the way we frame things that help us re-see a negative situation as a positive one. The rain is cold & wet and means the day will be boring but in time the yard will be a luscious green to play on. This is a happy poem that made me smile. :-)
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David Smith
Date: 4/5/2022 2:49:00 PM
It is true about wallets. Wainuiomata is a suburb of Lower Hutt, Wellington Region. I lost my wallet yet again in Lower Hutt. Was about to get on bus home when I realised I didn't have my wallet. Started retracing my steps and there was a man with it looking to see if anybody was looking for it. So many people for some reason do not go back and look. So much lost property never reclaimed. Quite sad. it is not very often that I don't find something by retracing my steps. Found a set of keys in middle of footpath and a wallet on shop doorway after I went home and found change and came back. Maybe I have a guardian angel. Regards David
Date: 1/25/2022 12:53:00 AM
Sounds perfect David….wish there were places like this in this crazy world! Great poem….Debx
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David Smith
Date: 1/25/2022 3:07:00 PM
I live in this one but don't know how long it can hold out as more and more sections subdivided and desperate people moving in all crowded together. We have lived here thirty years and never had break in or car stolen. Drugs and gangs will eventually destroy this place too. Not forgetting fraud which may even be worst in long run as fraudsters take out money if used wisely could solve at least one social issue. But until then we try everything we can to hold back the tide. I am now getting my poem s in local paper most weeks and I my letters to editors of several regional papers get published, and I continue with community groups, so, never say never. Regards David in NZ
Date: 1/21/2022 11:43:00 PM
I found Auckland to be wonderful and I used to love spending time there. I am not familiar with Wainuiomata, but It sounds a bit like Hawaii. People are friendly and laid back, not in a rush like in so many mainland cities. They will let you sit through a green light rather than honk at you. Honking is considered very rude here. I would probably love it there. I enjoyed your poem David.Blessings
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David Smith
Date: 1/22/2022 11:31:00 AM
Wainuiomata is a suburb of Lower Hutt, North of Wellington that is a closed in valley, with only one road over the Hill to Lower Hutt. Unfortunately there is getting to be a lot of in fill housing and beautiful trees being cut down which will eventually ruin the place but for now it is one of best places to live in NZ. How we face up to fraud/ corruption and gangs (drugs) will decide if NZ self implodes or not. We are enjoying a wonderful summer at moment and have the advantage of one government for whole country (no state lines to cross). Fingers crossed. Thanks for feedback. My hope is to have international Poets convention in Lower Hutt one day. Regards David