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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.



New Contest - Shadorma style


Blog Posted:8/12/2012 7:56:00 PM
Hi Soupers! I'm starting a new contest highlighting a new form. Actually the Shadorma isn't new at all, but it is new to me.

The Shadorma is a Spanish poetic form made up of a stanza of six lines with no set rhyme scheme. It is a syllabic poem of 3/5/3/3/7/5. It can be a single stanza or contain many stanzas.

  For the contest I want you to write 1 shadorma on any theme.  For examples you can check out my poem "Abandoned" or "Elusive Dreams" or you can google shadorma for other examples.  See Contest page for further instructions.
Have Fun!
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  1. Date: 8/13/2012 6:36:00 PM
    Good luck with getting nice entries. I hope to try this out!

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  1. Date: 8/13/2012 1:42:00 PM
    look forward to this interesting form. Thank you for hosting a contest.

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  1. Date: 8/12/2012 8:40:00 PM
    I have no idea...Shadorma? Interesting! I'll check the contest, Kim. Ruben.

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My Past Blog Posts

 
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NEW CONTEST
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New Contest
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Unfortunate Circumstances
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Help!
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Beware of Possible Scam
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I'm Back!
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Contest Judged
Date Posted: 4/20/2014 10:43:00 PM
I'm Back and I've Posted a New Contest
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Happy New Year
Date Posted: 1/1/2014 12:37:00 PM
I'm Back!
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Going to California
Date Posted: 9/17/2013 10:39:00 PM
Road Trip Contest
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A Month of Changes
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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
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Taking A Break
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The Waltz Wave Poetry form
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Posting results of contest?
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Sad News
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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
6/28/2015 questionku 3 Questionkuabsence,society,
6/28/2015 questionku 2 Questionkuabuse,america,
6/28/2015 Haiku 43 - shell fragments Haikubeach,dream,
6/25/2015 Stormy Weather - Five Lines contest Quintain (English)fear,storm,weather,
6/24/2015 It's Moving Day Free verseage,change,grief,
6/22/2015 The Purpose of My Existence Senryugod,life,
6/21/2015 Fly Away - Waltz Wave Versebird,flying,
6/19/2015 Hey Jude - Wit of Twain Limerickfun,
6/19/2015 Trusting Verseanxiety,christian,jesus,t
6/16/2015 Mickey Mouse Clerihewcelebrity,fun,
6/16/2015 Oh Me, Oh My Rhymeanxiety,funny,sick,
6/8/2015 At the Zoo Verseanimal,fun,
6/8/2015 On the March Cinquainmarch,soldier,
6/7/2015 Cathedral Prayers Free verseprayer,
6/7/2015 Spring's Coronation Versebeauty,spring,
6/6/2015 Catnip Day Versecat,fun,
6/6/2015 Two Paths Versechristian,heaven,
6/4/2015 Lovely Ladies Cinquainbeauty,flower,
5/30/2015 Animal Footles Footleanimal,fun,
5/29/2015 Happily Married Limerickanniversary,funny love,lo
5/28/2015 Snoopy Clerihewdog,funny,
5/27/2015 Vultures of War Tankadeath,war,
5/27/2015 Gracie and Frankie Limerickanimal,funny love,
5/26/2015 Haiku 42 - Rainbow Haikurainbow,storm,
5/26/2015 Broken Trioletheartbreak,lost love,
5/25/2015 Summer Celebration - Visual 6 Trioletcolor,firework,summer,
5/23/2015 Batter Up Acrosticbaseball,
5/22/2015 Prince William Clerihewdestiny,family,
5/21/2015 Lizzie and Hal Limerickfriend,funny,magic,
5/16/2015 A Welcome Sign Versedaughter,soldier,
5/16/2015 I've Been Where You Are Rhymechristian,inspirational,j
5/15/2015 What I Accomplished Today List home,life,
5/14/2015 I Am A Robin Personificationbird,spring,
5/10/2015 Child's Play Rhymechildhood,fun,memory,
5/8/2015 Blush Tankalove,rose,
5/8/2015 Haiku 41 Haikubird,spring,
5/6/2015 I Am Wisteria Rhymebeautiful,flower,
4/23/2015 Hooray for Spring Rhymespring,
3/24/2015 Tanka 3: Return to Top Ten Tankachildhood,dream,
3/21/2015 My Mother, Laverne Acrosticlove,mother,
3/21/2015 Great Adventure - A Shadorma Versegrandchild,grandmother,ha
3/18/2015 Time For Children Blitzhope,love,
3/17/2015 Obscurity Tankasenses,weather,
3/13/2015 Black Hawk Down Fibonaccicommunity,death,military,
3/12/2015 Clint Eastwood Clerihewcelebrity,
3/11/2015 Ring Around the Rosies Rhymechildhood,games,
5/23/2014 Robin Hood Clerihewhumorous,
4/19/2014 The Love of Jesus Rhymechristian,jesus,love,
4/17/2014 His Blood Flowed Down Free versechristian,death,love,
4/14/2014 Spring's Rebirth Quintain (English)bird,butterfly,spring,
4/1/2014 Mankind - a quinzaine Versehate,love,
3/26/2014 FLORIDA Acrostichome,places,
3/25/2014 Missing You Tankabereavement,miss you,
3/25/2014 My Purple Umbrella Rhymerain,sun,weather,
3/22/2014 A Young Lass Named Mary Limerickgirl,kiss,
3/21/2014 haiku 40 Haikupeace,star,
3/2/2014 Writer's Block Rhymehumor,writing,
12/15/2013 haiku 39 Haikurain,
12/15/2013 One Winter's Night Quintain (English)love,winter,
11/12/2013 In My Father's House Rhymefaith,heaven,
11/11/2013 Time and Seasons Monorhymeseasons,time,
11/8/2013 Winter Fades Tankafire,winter,
11/4/2013 A Lady Named Vickie Limerickfood,
11/2/2013 Changing Seasons Monorhymenature,seasons,
10/28/2013 Lost and Found Senryuhouse,missing,
10/28/2013 Papa and His Princess Rhymechild,dance,family,
10/22/2013 Autumn Rictameternature,seasons,
10/22/2013 Letting Go of the Past Rhymechristian,
10/21/2013 On Halloween - Monotetra Monorhymechildren,halloween,
9/14/2013 Lynette Squeaky Fromme Clerihewsociety,violence,woman,
9/14/2013 Stephen King Clerihewcelebrity,horror,writing,
9/14/2013 Death of a Rose Tankaautumn,loss,rose,summer,
9/14/2013 Pausing Time Versetime,
9/14/2013 Choices Rhymechristian,faith,jesus,
9/12/2013 Yield Acrosticchristian,faith,
9/12/2013 Colorful Bart Limerickclothes,yellow,
9/12/2013 Under Construction Lanternechristian,faith,
9/5/2013 What Makes Me Tick - Contest Coupletbody,books,me,
9/5/2013 Haiku 38 Haikusummer,tree,
9/3/2013 Restless Spirits Rictameterbereavement,imagination,
9/2/2013 CRAZY Acrosticconfusion,crazy,voice,
8/29/2013 Diet No No's Coupletangst,food,
8/26/2013 Summer's End Acrosticautumn,goodbye,summer,
8/24/2013 Lucy's Goosey Limerickbird,girl,humorous,
8/23/2013 RATS Acrosticanimal,
8/9/2013 Treasure of My Soul Rhymebaby,granddaughter,joy,lo
8/8/2013 Dog Days of Summer Ethereesummer,weather,
8/7/2013 Photographs in a Box Free versefamily,history,memory,
8/6/2013 Captcha - WHKT Acrostictime,
8/6/2013 Haiku 37 Haikubirth,
8/6/2013 A New Beginning Ethereeday,faith,god,
8/5/2013 Haiku 36 Haikudeath,love,
8/5/2013 Dan's Clan Limerickfamily,
8/2/2013 Clutter Free Acrosticphilosophy,success,
8/2/2013 I Don't Like Spiders Limerickfear,funny,
7/18/2013 A Trip to the Dentist Limerickangst,funny,
7/18/2013 Fred Astaire Clerihewcelebrity,dance,
7/17/2013 To Love Myself Diminished Hexaversegod,love,self,
7/16/2013 Dancing With Daddy Rhymedad,dance,daughter,dream,
7/15/2013 I Love Ice Cream Limerickfood,funny,

My Photos


Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
Hummers Joy Concreteinspirational,nature
One Evening in July Rhymefaith,inspirationalhouse,
Autumn Colors Quintain (English)nature,seasons,autumn,
Mammogram Rhymehealth,parody,
A Few of My Suckiest Things with apologies to Julie Andrews Rhymefunny,
Did You Ever Rhymeintrospection,
12 days of Christmas Remix Rhymeanimals,music,sea,seasons
Guiding Star O'er Washington Limerickfunny,political,
Its Christmas Time in Dodge City Light Poetrycowboy-western,funny,holi
I'm Dreaming of a New Body Verseholiday,parody,christmas,
A Mouse in the House Light Poetryfor children,funny,house,
Comes a Wind Rhymenature,
Valentine Haiku Haikulove,nature,
truth Rhymeadventure,
On Track Haikunature,
A Modern Curse Verseparody,people,
Without a Doubt Coupletlife,on writing and words
The Longbow Archer Free versepolitical,
Phil Tankafunny,me,me,
Insomniac's Lament Rhymeanimals,funny,me,me,
poetry is Rhymeart,love,
my cat Haiku 
kids use toy guns Haikuwar,
ripples Tankalife,love,philosophy,than
In the Autumn of my Life Rhymedeath,lost love,love,
The ballad of ol' Joe' Rhymefaith
Sunlight Versefather,inspirational,love
The Task Elegydeath,friendship,loss,lov
An open verse Verseon writing and words
Cleaning Solution Monorhymefunny,life,
Demonic Noise Haikudeath,fear,natural disast
The wake Verseplaces
My Window Dramatic monologueadventure,inspirational,l
Be Still Free versefaith,happiness,hope,life
JESUS - KING OF THE JEWS Quatraininspirational,
The Widower's Garden Free verserecovery from...,
I Must Go Back To The Cross Rhymefaith,hope,
Ephemeral Free verselife,loss,nature,
For One Moment Free verselife,sad,
Words Not Heard Coupletart,on writing and words,
The Faeries are in my garden Rhymefantasy,
Painting a Pastoral Morn Haikunature,
Pegasus,Take me There Verseimagination,
I'm turning into Mother Rhymechild,life,me,mother,
paper boat Haikuhope,
spring is in the air List nature,seasons,
A Tightrope Walk Free verseangst,childhood,fear,may,
A King's Calling Rhymereligion,words,
Without Hope's Gleam Terzanellehope,flower,flower,joy,pa
Artistry of Words Senryulove,
A REVELATION Bioanniversary
Taken Free verseintrospection,
The Angel Inside Rhymeallegory,angel,art,beauti
A Pink Crystal Dawn Kimonature,
Cat Alliterationanimal,cat,funny,humorous
Sensing God Free versefaith,
To the Devil of the Dark Domain Rhymechristian,
The Love Note Tankalove,
O, the weeping Versedeath,sad,
Stardust Drench me Versehope,imagination,
Beyond the Looking Glass Rhymefantasy,
Fang Decay Quatrainfunny,
Quietude Free versepeace,
Picture Perfect Tankabeauty,nature,
If I Never Free versepoems,words,
Gone are the Winds But Long Live the Words Diminished Hexaversespoken word,words,
SLOW DOWN Rhymechristian,introspection,t
Tick Tock Free verseloneliness,
I Am Personificationscience,
Apple Pickin' Time Rhymefruit,romance,
Doing The Santa Shuffle Rhymechristmas,fun,
Redneck Santa Rhymechristmas,
My Love Rhyme royallove,
A Spring Miracle Sapphic stanzabeauty,morning,nature,spr
He Will Be Your Saving Grace Lyricchristian,inspirational,
One Green Leaf Versecolor,green,holiday,image
BEHIND THE SMILE Balladangst,betrayal,break up,c
From the Cross Rhymejesus,love,mother,
The Spirit Of Poetry Soup Rhymeblessing,
Everyone Would Say Free versebirth,emotions,feelings,p
Pieces of me Free versepoetry,
A Storm Came Late Free versenature,spring,storm,
I am Poetry Personificationpoetry,
Slow walking talker Rhymeadventure,baptism,beautif
Rhyme Travelor Rhymechildren,

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Isaiah Zerbst United States Flag United States Read
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Brian Strand United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
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