Wonderful Wondai Town

Wondai Town


Outside the art gallery

Sitting in a camp chair,

While my wife’s at her spinning group

I enjoy the clean fresh air.

I observe my surroundings,

And take it all in.

This quaint country town

That seems absent of sin.

At the place where I am sitting

There is a slight breeze,

And the view that I enjoy

Is 180 degrees.

Vehicles are lined up

In the car park so neat,

With the old Wondai pub

Right across the street.

Dimity’s Cottage Restaurant

Is in my line of sight,

They serve great home cooked meals

Every day and every night.

I enjoy this laid back lifestyle

Where life is not a rush,

A place where time goes very slow,

With a landscape green and lush.

I hear birds singing in the trees,

See a blue sky specked with clouds.

A lazy dog lies in the shade

Wherever it’s allowed.

The Main Street with it’s dozen stores

Is within an easy walk,

In this sleepy little village

Where people stop to talk.








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Longtime poet but not in the traditional technical sense. I enjoy rhyme but like to experiment and dabble in many different forms and maybe even make up some of my own. There is always a message or lesson I want to promote through my writing, for that reason, my poetry generally shies away from the abstract and obscure. After a lot of procrastinating I have finally self-published my first eBook of poetry "I Laughed a Smile" at Lulu.com. Now I find myself branching out and experimenting with short fiction. I have also been fortunate to have two poems chosen to be made into songs and recorded. The first "On the Road to Kingdom Come" by Al Wordlaw, and the second, "If I Could Write a Love Poem" by award-winning Israeli/British singer Tally Koren. I am also finding my services increasingly in demand as a freelance writer and I have ghost-written the text for a number of children's books and educational tutorials. It has taken me many years of searching and restlessness to realise that my life's passion is to write. It saddens me that I wasted so many years not devoting to that, but thinking positively, the experiences gained over those years are now wonderful material for my stories and poems. I want to try to bring a new focus on poetry and try to make it appealing to a new generation of young people and those who thought they never liked or understood it before.

8 thoughts on “Wonderful Wondai Town

  • October 27, 2016 at 6:04 AM

    Such a lovely place you share with us John. The way you describe it all, so vividly, makes me feel I am sitting there seeing it as you do. Very nicely penned and enjoyable to read. A peaceful place to be.

    (line 11, he view the view)

  • October 27, 2016 at 6:26 AM

    Thank you Phyllis. Yes, Wondai is a lovely town. Very peaceful.

  • October 27, 2016 at 6:14 PM

    A place to be John, where the city life is just a regretful memory. Sounds wonderful, and that;s why I live in Adelaide, just like a big country town. And who wouldn’t want to life in a place called Wondai? great work my friend.

  • October 27, 2016 at 6:24 PM

    Yes, Tony I agree. I went to Adelaide once and loved it..yes like a big country town. The photo at the top is not of Wondai.. Didn’t have one unfortunately, but it is a lovely place to be.

  • October 28, 2016 at 12:06 AM

    Your poetic words brought back memories. It would be wonderful to live in such a place. Even though I do live in the suburbs now it just isn’t the same as when I lived in NYC and went out to the Catskill Mountains in NY state. Now there you could still find places like this. Enjoyed this.

  • October 28, 2016 at 2:09 AM

    Thank you for the lovely comment, Rasma. You am glad this brought back pleasant memories for you.

  • October 29, 2016 at 6:14 PM

    Glad you live in such a place John and so do I. It is a real joy to always find kind people to converse with wherever I go. You and I are very lucky.
    Great poem in my swinging style! lol

  • October 29, 2016 at 11:29 PM

    Hi Jackie, glad you enjoyed this and that Wondai reminds you of your own town. I actually live 30 minutes drive from there, but it is the closest town. Yes, we are both fortunate. The swingers that we are…haha


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