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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.

Strange Soup Mail

Blog Posted:5/30/2012 6:41:00 PM
I just checked my soup mail and found I had 1 message from someone I don't know wanting

 me to contact them immediately about an urgent matter. What's strange is that no one's

name is listed under "from".    Have any of you received any messages from a Miss Molita

Naguna or do you know if she is a soup member? She left an e-mail address, but I'm not

planning on contacting her. Just wondering.
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  1. Date: 6/25/2012 7:50:00 AM
    I Kim, I received a soup mail about 3 weeks ago but didn't reply. I did a search on that address and found it to be SPAM. This type of spam comes in many different ways, so best not answer to those that for some unknown reason, just pop up. Nice to meet you. Caryl

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  1. Date: 6/22/2012 5:24:00 AM
    I wish i would have read this before emailing her back...

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  1. Date: 6/1/2012 10:57:00 PM
    Kim, I keep getting these emails from some crazy lady who keeps asking for money. Finally, I felt the urge to respond: "Sorry, Mom, but I have no money to send to you!" LOL!! JUST KIDDING!!!! Sometimes I can't help myself and the devil in me!!!

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  1. Date: 5/31/2012 2:14:00 PM
    I had a strange comment from an anonymous person, who left his/her phone number or email address, lol

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  1. Date: 5/31/2012 1:13:00 PM
    Wow! This person has been really busy! I never open email from unknown sources. I am well aware of the scammers out there waiting to pounce on the unsuspecting. I was just wondering if anyone else had experienced this. Thank you all for responding to my query. It's nice that we all look out for one another.

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  1. Date: 5/31/2012 10:54:00 AM
    Hi Kim - I got it twice - yesterday.- Blocked it, not respond it!!!! - oxox love Anne-Lise

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  1. Date: 5/31/2012 10:13:00 AM
    yES I received the soup msg too... and i erased it :)..Just ignore dear

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  1. Date: 5/31/2012 9:54:00 AM
    I got one too so irratating! I hate spammers!

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  1. Date: 5/31/2012 8:13:00 AM
    I have had a mysterious message similar to this!! Do not respond, Kim! Looks like she/he is making the rounds to see who will fall into the spider's web!

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  1. Date: 5/31/2012 7:28:00 AM
    BLOCK..BLOCK..this person has hacked the site there is no 'right way' to do the past we have had at least one souper who though occasionally booted from the site comes back& back under different names and pesters everyone with 'foolish-to nasty, to threatening' INPUT not contact the person BLOCK anyone who won't give their name immediately [yes I got one 2]

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  1. Date: 5/31/2012 6:29:00 AM
    Someone got your account info. I would contact TPS about it. No mail should come anonymously. There are offers being made that are too good to pass up and all they need is a little info. After you give them the info, your bank account or your credit rating will disappear. Don't open unknown mail. Many FW: emails have trackers on them to determine what makes you tick.

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  1. Date: 5/31/2012 12:48:00 AM
    Delete without opening is always the best way. If I get anything without a name I never open just like the two nameless ones I recieved on the soup this morning x

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  1. Date: 5/31/2012 12:47:00 AM
    me too! Gwen you are one crazy, funny, lady...David

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  1. Date: 5/30/2012 11:18:00 PM
    I just got TWO of her notes in my mail How do I rate? hahahaha. quickly deleted them.

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  1. Date: 5/30/2012 10:21:00 PM
    Miss Molita contacted me also....I responded tho- I won 10 million dollars and a book signing deal...She made the offer available to everyone, but I was the only one who followed thru! WOW!! I"M RICH!!!! hahahahahahah....just kidding. (What a scam artist!)

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  1. Date: 5/30/2012 9:51:00 PM
    Probably one of those scammers that befriends people only to finally start asking for money. I get it sometimes at hotmail. NEVER respond to that kind of mail.

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  1. Date: 5/30/2012 9:18:00 PM
    I also got the message today. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. I'll delete it immediately.

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  1. Date: 5/30/2012 8:49:00 PM
    Thank you all for responding. I really appreciate the feedback. I am deleting right now!

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  1. Date: 5/30/2012 8:42:00 PM
    I have NOT - Contact Team Soup and explain!!!God bless you.

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  1. Date: 5/30/2012 8:00:00 PM
    i got that email as well....and assumed it to be scam email.

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  1. Date: 5/30/2012 7:46:00 PM
    its a scam , its a scam, its a scam, do not respond, these "bots" hit lots of different sites and when they get in ( and they get in too darn often here) they post this drivel on tons of mail recipients. delete! delete! delete!!!!!

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  1. Date: 5/30/2012 7:33:00 PM
    I received one of those also today. I deleted it as fast as I could. You know I always worry that a virus might be attached to something like that. Hugs, catie :)

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  1. Date: 5/30/2012 7:31:00 PM
    That is strange...I thought I was the only one...I am glad you illuminated these oddities!!!

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  1. Date: 5/30/2012 7:27:00 PM
    Hello! Greetings. I am Miss Molita Naguna i just want to let you know that there is something very serious and urgent i will like to share with you. Please kindly respond as soon as you get this mail so that i can explain myself in a more better me back here just for more details ( Expecting to hear from you. Miss Molita Naguna.

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  1. Date: 5/30/2012 7:24:00 PM
    I received one to...

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  1. Date: 5/30/2012 7:13:00 PM
    Kim, I got one, too. I also got one last week from someone else. It seems to be an ongoing issue on the site. Like Ruben said, just ignore it. I'm afraid it could be a virus attached or hackers trying to get your personal info. Better to be cautious ...hey welcome back! Hope you had a great vacation. Love and Blessings, Rhonda

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  1. Date: 5/30/2012 6:49:00 PM
    I toooooo received a message from miss Lolita! She think she will find a silly head among the Soupers....Just ignore the mail, Kim...and have a lovely night! Ruben.

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My Past Blog Posts

Contest Judged
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I'm Back and I've Posted a New Contest
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Happy New Year
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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,
Insomniac's LamentRhymeanimals,funny,me,me,
Sunlight Versefather,inspirational,love
The TaskFree versedeath,friendship,loss,lov
poetry isRhymeart,love,
my catHaiku 
kids use toy gunsHaikuwar,

Fav Poets

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