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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.

Sad News

Blog Posted:12/30/2012 9:19:00 AM
Dear fellow poets,

Because of the busy holiday season, I have not been able to be here as much as I would have liked. Yesterday morning, Dec. 29th, my mom-in-law passed away. She was 86 years old and had dementia. We realize she was approaching the end of her life, but we weren't expecting it so soon. So with all the preparations going on, I will not be here for several days. I noticed that my contest has filled up, and once life settles down, I will work on judging it.
In case I don't get back by the first, I wish each and every one of you a Happy and Blessed New Year!
Love you all,
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  1. Date: 12/31/2012 10:27:00 AM
    Kim Dear, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. And Soupers, all of us, want you to take all the time you need, but hope you stop by and get any support you may need from us. Sometimes, reading Inspirational poetry may help, too. I remember reading a beautiful poem by Nikko about losing an older family member. It was very eye opening. Loss does not know age or circumstance, it only knows love... I know that this season must have been extra difficult for you and your family. May faith bring you peace during this sad time. xox Cyndi

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  1. Date: 12/31/2012 4:34:00 AM
    so sad your loss Kim, sorry to here this....

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  1. Date: 12/30/2012 11:49:00 PM
    May she rests in peace and God comfort your hearts in these difficult moments.

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  1. Date: 12/30/2012 10:04:00 PM
    so sorry to hear of your loss Kim, i have been trying to post this all day, but unable to comment on blogs lately, hopefully TPS has finally fixed it, Take care hun

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  1. Date: 12/30/2012 8:08:00 PM
    sorry to hear this.skat

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  1. Date: 12/30/2012 8:05:00 PM
    Thinking of you, worries and no hurries either. :) One day at a time. :)

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  1. Date: 12/30/2012 7:41:00 PM
    Thank you all so much for your loving comments, thoughts and prayers. I couldn't ask for better friends. God Bless you! Love, Kim

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  1. Date: 12/30/2012 6:53:00 PM
    I am so sory, Kim. It is hard to lose domeone at Christmas time. Love, joyce

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  1. Date: 12/30/2012 5:15:00 PM
    Your in my prayers and in my thoughts, deepest sympathy from me to you, xxx

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  1. Date: 12/30/2012 4:57:00 PM
    so sorry to hear of your loss, Kim. May God stay close to you and your family. Hugs, catie :)

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  1. Date: 12/30/2012 2:05:00 PM
    My deepest sympathy is extended along with prayers for the family. Blessings to you for the New Year to come.

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  1. Date: 12/30/2012 12:50:00 PM
    Kim, I send my sympathy for the loss of your love one..It doesn't matter how old or what the health condition, we don't want it to happen for we want to keep all our loved ones..Come back when you can..May your New Year be great even though you will be dealing with a loss in your family..Sara

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  1. Date: 12/30/2012 11:34:00 AM
    Sorry for your loss. Take all the time you need, Kim.

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  1. Date: 12/30/2012 10:26:00 AM
    So sorry to hear your sad news, take time for yourself....Seren

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  1. Date: 12/30/2012 10:15:00 AM
    Kim, I am sorry to hear of your sad news, take your time no rush...David

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  1. Date: 12/30/2012 10:13:00 AM
    Sorry for your mum-in-law's passing. My sympathy to you and best thoughts for you during this time, John.

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  1. Date: 12/30/2012 9:28:00 AM
    I'm so sorry to hear this Kim, and please take all the time you need to help your family and yourself get through this journey. My mother-in-law was such a wonderful person, it reminds me of how much I miss her........but just try to remember the wonderful memories, and eventually those days of dementia will fade away somewhat, and not be the legacy that she will leave behind. God Bless

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  1. Date: 12/30/2012 9:25:00 AM
    So sorry to hear your sand news Kim love , will be thinking of you xx

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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,

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