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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.



Taking A Break


Blog Posted:4/9/2013 8:16:00 PM
Hi, my friends! I haven't been around as much as I would like. It seems my muse has gone on vacation without asking my permission. The Nerve!  Anyways, I figured since she is on vacation I might as well go on one too.
Seriously, I am leaving tomorrow for my bi-annual trip to California to visit my family (mom, dad, aunt, sister, brother and various cousins.) I will be staying for 5 weeks. I will try to check in as often as possible but I'll probably be pretty scarce. Hopefully I'll get inspired and start writing again. This dry spell is driving me nuts!
I want to thank all of you who have commented on my poems. I really appreciate all your feedback. All of you soupers have been so encouraging and I have learned a lot from you.
Keep on writing!   Love, Kim
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  1. Date: 4/11/2013 7:19:00 PM
    I'm sure the trip will bring out your muse! Have fun!

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    Merryman Avatar Kim Merryman Date: 4/12/2013 4:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I hope so! Thanks, Debbie.
  1. Date: 4/10/2013 2:37:00 PM
    Kim, I just had to stop by and tell you that I have noticed you not around as much and I miss you not being here as much. Don't give up. the muse will return. It better. You are AWESOME.

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    Merryman Avatar Kim Merryman Date: 4/12/2013 5:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Andrea, you are so sweet! You are such an encouragement to me. Thank you!
  1. Date: 4/10/2013 1:15:00 PM
    Kim you have a wonderful time but don't forget where you belong...David

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    Merryman Avatar Kim Merryman Date: 4/12/2013 5:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I won't forget. Thank you, David. That was so sweet of you to say.
  1. Date: 4/10/2013 12:26:00 PM
    Have a wonderful vacation Kim :)

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    Merryman Avatar Kim Merryman Date: 4/12/2013 5:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, James!
  1. Date: 4/10/2013 10:09:00 AM
    have a great time Kim, I know what its like to go through dry spells but don't worry it will come again and be the better for it. Must be great and hot in Carlifornia, here in Scotland we're still waiting in spring coming. God bless you, Gordon

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    Merryman Avatar Kim Merryman Date: 4/12/2013 5:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Gordon!
  1. Date: 4/10/2013 8:19:00 AM
    Have a great time... And there's nothing better than family, to give you some thing to write about... They can be very inspiring.

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    Merryman Avatar Kim Merryman Date: 4/12/2013 5:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Carol!
  1. Date: 4/10/2013 8:15:00 AM
    Have a wonderful vacation! I'm sure you will find inspiration while you're away :)

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    Merryman Avatar Kim Merryman Date: 4/12/2013 5:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Heather!
  1. Date: 4/10/2013 7:51:00 AM
    Enjoy your vacation!

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    Merryman Avatar Kim Merryman Date: 4/12/2013 5:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Susan!
  1. Date: 4/10/2013 6:04:00 AM
    Enjoy yourself, Kim! Often when we feel taxed, wrung out, then the muse refuses to budge. A change of scenery, some time to yourself is sure to recharge your battery and inspire you. Have a great time! You're such a sweetie! Hugs, Cyndi

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    Merryman Avatar Kim Merryman Date: 4/12/2013 5:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Cyndi! You are so encouraging!
  1. Date: 4/10/2013 5:15:00 AM
    Have a fab break, come back refreshed in body and mind...Seren

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    Merryman Avatar Kim Merryman Date: 4/12/2013 5:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Seren!
  1. Date: 4/9/2013 10:07:00 PM
    Enjoy your trip. My wife and I lived in California for 15 years. I miss it so much. I loved San Francisco.

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    Merryman Avatar Kim Merryman Date: 4/12/2013 5:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Jancarl!
  1. Date: 4/9/2013 9:23:00 PM
    Enjoy your family, Kim! See you in 5 weeks! My best wishes. Ruben.

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    Merryman Avatar Kim Merryman Date: 4/12/2013 5:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Ruben!
  1. Date: 4/9/2013 9:06:00 PM
    no not again... sorry to hear you are taking a break... and I had fun reading a few of your poems earlier today. God Bless... Linda

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    Merryman Avatar Kim Merryman Date: 4/12/2013 5:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm not gone for good, Linda. I'll be checking in whenever I get a chance, and it's only a few weeks. Thank you for your comment.
  1. Date: 4/9/2013 8:22:00 PM
    Have a wonderful time Kim and hurry back refreshed xx

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    Merryman Avatar Kim Merryman Date: 4/12/2013 5:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Mandy!

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
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Happy New Year
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I'm Back!
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Going to California
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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
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New Contest
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Taking A Break
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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
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NEW CONTEST
Date Posted: 9/1/2012 1:03:00 PM
Shadorma contest judged!
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New Contest - Shadorma style
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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,
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10/22/2013Letting Go of the PastRhymechristian,
10/21/2013On Halloween - MonotetraMonorhymechildren,halloween,
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9/14/2013Stephen KingClerihewcelebrity,horror,writing,
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PhilTankafunny,me,me,
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poetry isRhymeart,love,
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