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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
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
NEW CONTEST
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 Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
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 Treasures 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,
7/14/2013 Coming Out of the Shadows Rhymechristian,depression,fait
7/4/2013 Good-bye Daddy Rhymedad,death,love,
6/20/2013 Tyler And The Beast Rhymechild,dog,
6/19/2013 A Love Note Tankalove,
6/18/2013 The Man From Nazareth Coupletchristian,jesus,
6/18/2013 Popeye Clerihewcharacter,funny,
6/18/2013 Julius Caesar Clerihewfunny,history,
6/15/2013 Share the Load Versechristian,giving,love,
6/15/2013 Haiku 35 Haikubird,nature,
6/11/2013 Rabbits on the Ark Rhymeanimal,bible,
6/11/2013 A Summer Couplet Coupletchildren,summer,
5/27/2013 Senryu 1 Senryudedication,memorial day,
3/30/2013 Christ Is Risen Acrosticeaster,faith,jesus,
3/4/2013 A Is For Angel, Z Is For Zeal Coupletchristian,faith,religion,
2/26/2013 Footle Miscellany Footlefunny,
2/24/2013 A Stormy Night Monorhymenature,seasons,people,chi
2/23/2013 Haiku 34 Haikunature,snow,
2/20/2013 Haiku 33 Haikunature,tree,
2/19/2013 A Mother's Love Free verselove,mother,
2/19/2013 Haiku 32 Haikuflower,nature,rain,
2/18/2013 I Made A Wish - A Waltz Wave Verselove,star,
2/15/2013 The Princess and the Frog Free versefantasy,for children,humo
2/14/2013 Here Comes The Sun Quatrainnature,spring,winter,
2/13/2013 Stormy Weather Haikunature,
2/13/2013 You Reap What You Sow Quatraininspirational,metaphor,
2/9/2013 Life is Good - a Waltz Wave Versefamily,life,
2/6/2013 In Utero Free versebaby,life,
2/4/2013 Haiku 31 Haikunature,spring,
2/3/2013 Forsaken Kimowinter,
2/2/2013 Fishy Footles Footlefunny,sea,
2/1/2013 Green Beans Limerickfood,funny,green,
2/1/2013 Jesus Knocked Monorhymefaith,jesus,heart,heart,j
1/31/2013 Dog Day Footles Footledog,funny,
1/28/2013 Weighty Issues Footlefunny,
1/21/2013 Footle Fest Footlefunny,
1/19/2013 Tweety Bird Clerihewanimal,humorous,
1/19/2013 Robin Hood Clerihewadventure,
1/18/2013 Taken to Heaven Rhymedeath,heaven,mom,
1/18/2013 The Reign of Winter Free versewinter,
1/17/2013 Hurtful Words Rhymeinspirational,on writing
12/2/2012 Silent Night Acrosticfaith,holiday,star,star,
12/2/2012 questionku one Haikuson,war,
12/1/2012 Light in the Darkness Ethereefaith,love,
11/27/2012 John McEnroe Clerihewpeople,
11/27/2012 Called Ethereefaith,happiness,
11/18/2012 Creation Praise - a shadorma Versefaith,inspirational,

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 
The ballad of ol' Joe' Rhymefaith
Sunlight Versefather,inspirational,love
The Task Free versedeath,friendship,loss,lov
kids use toy guns Haikuwar,
ripples Tankalife,love,philosophy,than
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...,
THE LEGEND OF THE EASTER LILY Sonnetdevotion,faith,hope,easte
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,
The Fields of Gettysburg Rhymewar,
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,
If I Never Free versepoems,words,
Gone are the Winds But Long Live the Words Diminished Hexaversespoken word,words,
In the Autumn of my Life Rhymedeath,lost love,love,
Picture Perfect Tankabeauty,nature,
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,

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