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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.

My First Contest

Blog Posted:7/28/2012 10:29:00 AM

Hi everyone! Well, I'm finally doing it. I'm sponsoring my first contest. I'm a little nervous about this since I've never done

anything like this before.  Please be patient with me.

The theme of the contest is What Dreams Are Made Of.
Check out the contest list for instructions.

Have fun!

Love, Kim

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  1. Date: 7/30/2012 3:21:00 PM
    Congrats and good luck. On my way to check it out. :) Tanya

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  1. Date: 7/30/2012 10:31:00 AM
    Always grateful to the contest sponsors. They help keep the creative thoughts flowing. Good news to hear we have anothers sponsor... We'll do our best.

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  1. Date: 7/30/2012 10:10:00 AM
    Good luck to you, Kim.....I will check it out, but hoping you have fun in this challenge!

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  1. Date: 7/29/2012 8:21:00 PM
    Great stuff Kim, will surely check out your contest love, vie

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  1. Date: 7/29/2012 7:55:00 PM
    Go Kim!! Have fun--will definitely try!

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  1. Date: 7/29/2012 9:26:00 AM
    best wishes for a great experience Kim.. a wonderful theme to begin your contest quest luv.. enjoy and happy Sunday..

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  1. Date: 7/28/2012 8:00:00 PM
    Im going to try to write something for your first contest, Kim! Best wishes with the judging! : )

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  1. Date: 7/28/2012 7:41:00 PM
    Thank you all for your encouraging words. I'm looking forward to reading your entries. I have a feeling I'm going to have a hard time choosing the winners. There is so much talent here at the Soup. Best wishes to all!

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  1. Date: 7/28/2012 6:45:00 PM
    Sounds like fun

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  1. Date: 7/28/2012 6:07:00 PM
    GOOD for YOU, Kim. I hope you really enjoy it. I can see my own contest has closed out but probably I won't get to judging it for a while. Kind of busy this weekend!! Good luck. Luv, Andrea

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  1. Date: 7/28/2012 1:59:00 PM
    yes , you can't keep a good girl down thanks PS

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  1. Date: 7/28/2012 12:54:00 PM
    Kim, nice to see you hosting a contest, willl enter next week..hey Mandy you are back...David

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  1. Date: 7/28/2012 12:44:00 PM
    Oh wow Kim not only do I think I am the first one to enter your contest it looks like you are the first one I can place a comment on after difficulties with error 500. great contest go for it girl and do not be afraid of it xx

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  1. Date: 7/28/2012 12:15:00 PM
    Kim, I'm excited for you. I hope you enjoy it. I've been thinking about doing one soon, too. Most likely, if I do, it will be after my son starts school again...I'll check out your contest.

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  1. Date: 7/28/2012 11:01:00 AM
    thats great Kim, I will definitely check it out.... don't get too frustrated when you get 4 or 5 entries that have nothing to do with the contest, it happens to every one of us in every contest.... we don't know if they are just throwing in poems for the points or are desperate to force someone to read their work, for those we just tick "read" and move on

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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