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Bloggers Photo   Hi! My name is Kim Merryman. I was born April 27, 1959 in Louisville, KY but grew up in Rancho Cordova, CA.  My husband's name is Rob. We were married on May 30, 1981 and we have two grown sons named Daniel and Matthew, and a black cat named Max.

    I currently live in Niceville, FL located in the Florida Panhandle, near Eglin AFB. With my husband being in the Air Force we have moved around a little. We have lived in California, Florida, Texas, Okinawa and North Carolina.

    I am a Christian and many of my poems reflect that.  I've only been writing poetry for 7 years. Most of my inspiration comes while I'm reading my Bible.

     My other interests include reading, crocheting, counted-cross stitch, and playing Scrabble.

     I'm so glad I found Poetry Soup. Since becoming a member I have learned so many new forms. The contests have stretched my creativity and the positive comments are so encouraging.  Even though I've never met you, I feel like I know you. Looking forward to a long, happy relationship with all of you.

Going on Vacation

Blog Posted:4/13/2012 1:33:00 PM

Hi, fellow Soupers!  I'm flying out to California (Citrus Heights) next week to spend 5 weeks with my family. I do this twice a year, usually in April and October.  While I'm gone, I won't be on here much. I'll try and check in  but I stay pretty busy while I'm out there.


Anyways, just wanted to let you know. You may not see much of me the next 5 weeks but I will be back!  It's going to be rough! I just know I'm going to go through withdrawals.  While I'm gone I'll try and think up some ideas for contests and plan on sponsoring one when I get back.

I love you guys & gals!


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  1. Date: 4/14/2012 7:35:00 PM
    I bet you will still see a lot of us. I bet you are another addict just like me, sweetie!!

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  1. Date: 4/14/2012 12:41:00 PM
    Sounds like so much fun, Kim :D I'm sure you're going to have lots of fun with your family!:D hugs :D

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  1. Date: 4/14/2012 11:04:00 AM
    I have family that lives near where you will be Kim!! Give them a wave as you drive by, will you please!! LOL !! Have a wonderful week you would have needed your umbrella, but I think you were waiting until the perfect weather (hopefully)!! Happy traveling!

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  1. Date: 4/14/2012 9:50:00 AM
    have a wonderful time, kim - hope to see you soon x

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  1. Date: 4/14/2012 5:45:00 AM
    Aww have a lovely time with your family Kim.. California lucky duck xxx Hugs

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  1. Date: 4/13/2012 10:02:00 PM
    Kim, Have a fantastic time with your family and safe travels. I'll miss you and your poetry. Five weeks seems like a long time but will fly by. I'm sure you'll sneak a peek every now and then. I know I would! Have loads of fun with your family in sunny Cal!!

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  1. Date: 4/13/2012 7:39:00 PM
    We're going to miss you, sweet lady! Enjoy your vacation! Ruben.

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  1. Date: 4/13/2012 7:06:00 PM
    Have a great time, Kim. Wishing you a Happy Birthday on the 27th. I am retired AF myself (22 years). Relax and enjoy, Cal. Best to you and yours. God bless. luv and hugs, Ralphie.

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  1. Date: 4/13/2012 7:01:00 PM
    Have a safe and wonderful trip.

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  1. Date: 4/13/2012 3:43:00 PM
    Dear Kim, have a wonderful time with your family. Five weeks is a nice, long vacation. Don't worry about the soup. We'll be here when you return. Just have fun Love, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 4/13/2012 3:24:00 PM
    Have the time of your life Kim!!!!God bless~see ya soon

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  1. Date: 4/13/2012 2:08:00 PM
    Hi Kim, i will certainly miss your beautiful poems, oh, okay, you too. :) Have a good time with your family, we will all be here when you get back. hugs, Catie :)

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  1. Date: 4/13/2012 1:48:00 PM
    Have a great vacation Kim.The best thing about being away from the Soup,is to come back again.Its like coming home again:-) I like to call this site my second home.Be back soon with lots of fresh inspiration! Arild

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  1. Date: 4/13/2012 1:38:00 PM
    Have a wonderful time Kim. I know you will be searching around for a computer to get back in to see what is going on. at least that is the way I am. We will miss you. Love, Joyce

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My Past Blog Posts

Contest Judged
Date Posted: 4/20/2014 10:43:00 PM
I'm Back and I've Posted a New Contest
Date Posted: 3/26/2014 9:02:00 PM
Happy New Year
Date Posted: 1/1/2014 12:37:00 PM
I'm Back!
Date Posted: 10/21/2013 12:29:00 PM
Going to California
Date Posted: 9/17/2013 10:39:00 PM
Road Trip Contest
Date Posted: 8/9/2013 10:09:00 PM
A Month of Changes
Date Posted: 7/24/2013 4:44:00 PM
Monotetra Contest Judged
Date Posted: 7/9/2013 11:21:00 AM
Monotetra Contest
Date Posted: 7/4/2013 12:47:00 PM
New Contest
Date Posted: 6/15/2013 7:32:00 PM
Taking A Break
Date Posted: 4/9/2013 8:16:00 PM
The Waltz Wave Poetry form
Date Posted: 2/9/2013 9:32:00 AM
Posting results of contest?
Date Posted: 1/7/2013 4:25:00 PM
Sad News
Date Posted: 12/30/2012 9:19:00 AM
Christmas Contest
Date Posted: 11/30/2012 8:29:00 PM
Count Your Blessings contest judged
Date Posted: 11/29/2012 8:13:00 AM
A Thanksgiving Contest
Date Posted: 11/10/2012 10:47:00 AM
I'm Back!
Date Posted: 11/9/2012 12:56:00 PM
Going to California
Date Posted: 10/2/2012 7:57:00 AM
Where's Brian?
Date Posted: 9/19/2012 6:45:00 PM
Happy Birthday!
Date Posted: 9/15/2012 3:19:00 PM
Life Is contest
Date Posted: 9/5/2012 8:18:00 PM
Date Posted: 9/1/2012 1:03:00 PM
Shadorma contest judged!
Date Posted: 8/27/2012 7:45:00 PM
New Contest - Shadorma style
Date Posted: 8/12/2012 7:56:00 PM

My Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
5/23/2014Robin HoodClerihewhumorous,
4/19/2014The Love of JesusRhymechristian,jesus,love,
4/17/2014His Blood Flowed DownFree versechristian,death,love,
4/14/2014Spring's RebirthQuintain (English)bird,butterfly,spring,
4/1/2014Mankind - a quinzaineVersehate,love,
3/25/2014Missing YouTankabereavement,miss you,
3/25/2014My Purple UmbrellaRhymerain,sun,weather,
3/22/2014A Young Lass Named MaryLimerickgirl,kiss,
3/21/2014haiku 40Haikupeace,star,
3/2/2014Writer's BlockRhymehumor,writing,
12/15/2013haiku 39Haikurain,
12/15/2013One Winter's NightQuintain (English)love,winter,
11/12/2013In My Father's HouseRhymefaith,heaven,
11/11/2013Time and SeasonsMonorhymeseasons,time,
11/8/2013Winter FadesTankafire,winter,
11/4/2013A Lady Named VickieLimerickfood,
11/2/2013Changing SeasonsMonorhymenature,seasons,
10/28/2013Lost and FoundSenryuhouse,missing,
10/28/2013Papa and His PrincessRhymechild,dance,family,
10/22/2013Letting Go of the PastRhymechristian,
10/21/2013On Halloween - MonotetraMonorhymechildren,halloween,
9/14/2013Lynette Squeaky FrommeClerihewsociety,violence,woman,
9/14/2013Stephen KingClerihewcelebrity,horror,writing,

My Photos

Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
Hummers JoyConcreteinspirational,nature
One Evening in JulyRhymefaith,inspirationalhouse,
Autumn ColorsQuintain (English)nature,seasons,autumn,
A Few of My Suckiest Things with apologies to Julie AndrewsRhymefunny,
Did You EverRhymeintrospection,
12 days of Christmas RemixRhymeanimals,music,sea,seasons
Guiding Star O'er WashingtonLimerickfunny,political,
Its Christmas Time in Dodge CityLight Poetrycowboy-western,funny,holi
I'm Dreaming of a New BodyVerseholiday,parody,christmas,
A Mouse in the HouseLight Poetryfor children,funny,house,
Comes a WindRhymenature,
Valentine HaikuHaikulove,nature,
On TrackHaikunature,
A Modern CurseVerseparody,people,
Without a DoubtCoupletlife,on writing and words
The Longbow ArcherFree versepolitical,
Sunlight Versefather,inspirational,love
The TaskFree versedeath,friendship,loss,lov
Insomniac's LamentRhymeanimals,funny,me,me,
poetry isRhymeart,love,
my catHaiku 
kids use toy gunsHaikuwar,

Fav Poets

Tony Lane United States Flag United States Read
ilene bauer United States Flag United States Read
Rhonda Johnson-Saunders United States Flag United States Read
Isaiah Zerbst United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Brian Strand United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read