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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.



Where's Brian?


Blog Posted:9/19/2012 6:45:00 PM
Since his last contest finished, Brian Strand has been MIA. Does anyone have any information relating to his absence?  I'm not trying to be nosy, I just have missed seeing his poems, blogs and contests.  I hope he's okay.
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  1. Date: 9/23/2012 4:45:00 PM
    Thanks for the blog Kim, I also was wondering about Brian, I so enjoy his contests and everytime I came on the soup, I looked for a contest from him and there was none. Brian I will pray for your wife's speedy recovery and for your return to the soup. Love Constance

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  1. Date: 9/21/2012 5:41:00 AM
    Kim, I did not read blogs yesterday and haven't in a few days so I did not know about this until this morning..The reason that I knew about this this morning is that I thought about Brian yesterday and I remembered not seeing his name anywhere for awhile or no contest run by him..Therefore, I soup mailed him..He answered sometimes after I signed off last night and told me to check your blog..I am truly sadden to hear of his wife's illness..I hope that she has a speedy recovery...Sara

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  1. Date: 9/21/2012 12:12:00 AM
    All the best Brian and I hope things go well with the convalescence xx

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  1. Date: 9/20/2012 2:39:00 PM
    Brian, I am so glad you are alright, Please give my hugs and prayers to your wife.

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  1. Date: 9/20/2012 10:54:00 AM
    I don't I was just about to soup mail him?

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 9/20/2012 10:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ahhh yes we all do have lifes and loved ones who need our attention..prayers heading your way Brian! take care of your wife..
  1. Date: 9/20/2012 9:01:00 AM
    I too thought it was a vacation. I'll remember both you and your wife in my prayers each day. Give us a heads up now and then... We'll miss you. Yours truly. Carol

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  1. Date: 9/20/2012 8:41:00 AM
    I, too, have missed seeing you here, Brian. You are part of the foundation of the Soup. We have learned so much from you, your blogs, and from your inspired words. I pray that your wife will have a swift recovery, yes, it is understandable that she is your priority. I hope all is well very soon. In the meantime, thank you for all your encouragement these many years, and hope you will find your way back. Take care and best wishes.....Carrie

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  1. Date: 9/20/2012 6:10:00 AM
    Take care Brian, I know Elaine will be concerned too. I will pass this news on. We miss you. Lee

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  1. Date: 9/20/2012 1:48:00 AM
    Hi Kim and everyone,After 200 contests and 800 blogs over the past 5 years it was time to take what you guys call ...'a time out' from PS .On a personal level my wife will be hospitalised shortly and her convalescence etc will be my priority over this Autumn. Thanks for your concerns, soupmail me if you want updates(more info) as I will check in from time to time.Best wishes to you all with your creative endeavours.Rgds Brian

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    Merryman Avatar Kim Merryman Date: 9/20/2012 9:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    So glad to hear you are okay. I will pray for you and your wife. God Bless! Love, Kim
  1. Date: 9/20/2012 12:43:00 AM
    He might be on vacation...

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  1. Date: 9/19/2012 9:48:00 PM
    Thanks for the info Andrea. I just thought it strange that he dropped off the radar suddenly.

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  1. Date: 9/19/2012 9:03:00 PM
    I contacted Brian a while back and and I think I recall that he said he was ok. Maybe some personal things he had to take care of that he did not want to discuss with me. I'm sure he will be back!!

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  1. Date: 9/19/2012 8:55:00 PM
    You're right! Brian is missing! I hope all is well with him.

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  1. Date: 9/19/2012 8:07:00 PM
    I've missed him, too, Kim. Since no one mentioned it, I assumed he was on vacation. I hope he's alright.

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  1. Date: 9/19/2012 7:13:00 PM
    Now you have me wondering... I did notice he has not blogged for a while... thanks for the alert. hope he shows up...pd

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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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Sad News
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Christmas Contest
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A Thanksgiving Contest
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I'm Back!
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Going to California
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Happy Birthday!
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NEW CONTEST
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My Poems

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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,
3/26/2014FLORIDAAcrostichome,places,
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,
10/22/2013AutumnRictameternature,seasons,
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,
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MammogramRhymehealth,parody,
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,
truthRhymeadventure,
On TrackHaikunature,
A Modern CurseVerseparody,people,
Without a DoubtCoupletlife,on writing and words
The Longbow ArcherFree versepolitical,
PhilTankafunny,me,me,
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,
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