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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.

I'm Back!

Blog Posted:11/9/2012 12:56:00 PM
Hi, Soupers!

I'm home again in Florida after a month long visit with my family in California. Didn't do any vacationy things, just hung out with my mom, aunt, dad, sister, brother, assorted cousins. It's always hard to say good-bye, but I'm glad to be home and my husband is especialy glad to have me back!
     I did check in on you once in awhile, while I was gone, but wasn't able to post much because my mom's computer is ancient and slower than molasses. It takes about 20 minutes just to get connected to the internet.
I sure missed interacting with all of you.
     Now the holiday season is upon us and I'm busy crocheting afghans for my three new grandkids. Trying to arrange for my son to come home for Thanksgiving, as he will be deploying to Aghanistan in December. He just got married in May, and now he'll be leaving for nine months. His wife and kids will be living nearby us so I can spend time getting to know them better.
     Sorry to go on about my personal life, but I just felt the need to let it out.  I'll be putting up a new contest shortly so keep your eyes peeled.
It's great to be back! 

Love, Kim 
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  1. Date: 11/9/2012 7:39:00 PM
    thanks for keeping us up dated--glad you had a nice visit with your family and nice to always come home. Welcome back.

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    Merryman Avatar Kim Merryman Date: 11/10/2012 9:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Phyllis! I'm glad to be home.
  1. Date: 11/9/2012 6:40:00 PM
    Yayyyy,it's great to see you back!!!!

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    Merryman Avatar Kim Merryman Date: 11/10/2012 9:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Andrea! It's great to be back.
  1. Date: 11/9/2012 4:49:00 PM
    Welcome back Kim, Its nice to share time with family, fingers crossed the arrangements for your lad work out before his deployment.. xxx

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    Merryman Avatar Kim Merryman Date: 11/9/2012 5:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Tracie!
  1. Date: 11/9/2012 2:09:00 PM
    nice, nice,,,, pd

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    Merryman Avatar Kim Merryman Date: 11/9/2012 4:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, PD!
  1. Date: 11/9/2012 2:03:00 PM
    Welcome Back, Kim! So nice to hear from you! hugs, catie :)

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    Merryman Avatar Kim Merryman Date: 11/9/2012 5:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Catie!
  1. Date: 11/9/2012 1:58:00 PM
    Glad to have you back again.

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    Merryman Avatar Kim Merryman Date: 11/9/2012 4:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Joann! It's good to be back.
  1. Date: 11/9/2012 1:12:00 PM
    WELCOME HOME Kim, so nice to have you back is important and we need to remember that. I am glad you will have time to spend with your soup family also. Big hug (XXXX) Love, Carol

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    Merryman Avatar Kim Merryman Date: 11/9/2012 4:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Carol! And thank you for your encouraging comment on my clerihew.

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