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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.

Monotetra Contest

Blog Posted:7/4/2013 12:47:00 PM
Just a note to the participants of my monotetra contest:
Please check your poems to make sure they are following all the rules.

A Monotetra is a mono rhyme. Each line of the four line stanza must end with an identical rhyme. Near rhyme doesn't work.

Each line must have 8 syllables: The first 3 lines have 8 syllables each and the last line has 4 syllables repeated.

Some of the ones I have read are off on the syllable count and quite a few have missed the mark completely with the rhyme.  Please read my poem "The Stormy Night" as an example.
Since I am judging blind I don't know who has written what, so everyone please check.

The poems that have been submitted that are correct are incredible! I'm going to have a tough time judging!
Thank you all  for supporting my contest. Love, Kim
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  1. Date: 7/15/2013 8:56:00 PM
    It was an incredible contest, that's why the poems were incredible!

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  1. Date: 7/4/2013 9:29:00 PM
    I'll give a try to your "Monotetra", Kim.

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  1. Date: 7/4/2013 5:03:00 PM
    Hi, Kim. wishing you a happy day. Yes, I always get the same in my rhyming contests as well, lots of near rhyme or wrong syllable counts. If I knew how to be stricter at enforcing my own rules, it would really narrow down my final decisions for me! Sometimes I end up putting those kind on my winners list, but not in the top three and it pains me when some of the ones incorrect to form are very good otherwise!!!

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  1. Date: 7/4/2013 1:02:00 PM
    The example poem is "A Stormy Night" not The Stormy Night. Sorry bout that.

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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
11/24/2015 Tragedy in France - Rime Couee Tail-rhymeanger,death,evil,hate,
11/21/2015 Men vs Boys Epigramchild,men,
11/20/2015 Mary's Christmas Rhymebaby,birth,christmas,
11/17/2015 Dance of the Snowflakes - a waltz wave Versedance,snow,
11/16/2015 Haiku 46 - Sunset Haikusky,stars,sunset,
11/16/2015 Squirrelly Dodoitsuanimal,fun,
11/15/2015 Pound Puppies - A Poet's Dozen Versedog,home,pets,
11/12/2015 God's Whispers List beauty,blessing,god,
11/9/2015 A Grandmother's Love - Anacreontic 1 Lyricgranddaughter,grandmother
11/7/2015 Sirens of the Ocean Coupletfantasy,fish,ocean,
11/5/2015 Winter's Arrival Dodoitsuweather,winter,
11/5/2015 Chocolate Cream Pie Versefood,grandmother,memory,
11/3/2015 Veterans Day - a Retourne Free verseamerica,military,patrioti
11/2/2015 Storm's Coming - a Poet's Dozen Verseanalogy,anger,change,poli
10/29/2015 Childlike Wisdom - waltz wave Versechildren,innocence,wisdom
10/25/2015 Barking Dogs- a lune Versedog,
10/25/2015 A Country Hayride Ethereeautumn,horse,love,moon,
10/25/2015 An Autumn Stroll Cinquainautumn,creation,nature,
9/9/2015 Field of Rest Blitzearth,heart,life,
9/4/2015 Afterlife Coupletchristian,death,heaven,
9/1/2015 Oh Happy Day Coupletday,happy,sun,
8/31/2015 Who Is Your Neighbor Coupletpeople,
8/30/2015 My Quiet Place Quintain (English)christian,jesus,peace,
8/30/2015 Football - a Pleiades Versefood,football,fun,
8/22/2015 Mike Huckabee Clerihewpolitical,
8/21/2015 Florence Nightingale Clerihewdedication,england,woman,
8/20/2015 Donald Trump Clerihewcelebrity,political,
8/20/2015 Time For School Trioletschool,student,teacher,
8/20/2015 A Violation of Human Life - for contest Free versebaby,death,grief,
8/19/2015 Anger - a Pleiades Verseanger,red,
8/18/2015 Little Princess - Hex Sonetta Sonnetchild,girl,love,princess,
8/17/2015 Cats Versecat,
8/14/2015 Political Incorrectness Free versepolitical,
8/11/2015 Road to Now Blitztime,word play,
8/9/2015 April Acrosticapril,growth,spring,
8/4/2015 My Teapot - Prized Refrain Versefriendship,nostalgia,
8/2/2015 Dream Fragments - Lune Versecolor,life,
7/12/2015 Haiku 45 - feathers Haikuangel,heaven,war,
7/6/2015 Too Much Sunbathing Footlesummer,sun,
7/3/2015 haiku 44 - blueberries Haikufruit,
7/3/2015 If Rhymechristian,devotion,
7/3/2015 American Pharoah Clerihewhorse,race,
6/28/2015 questionku 3 Questionkuabsence,society,
6/28/2015 questionku 2 Questionkuabuse,america,
6/28/2015 Haiku 43 - shell fragments Haikubeach,dream,
6/25/2015 Stormy Weather - Five Lines contest Quintain (English)fear,storm,weather,
6/24/2015 It's Moving Day Free verseage,change,grief,
6/22/2015 The Purpose of My Existence Senryugod,life,
6/21/2015 Fly Away - Waltz Wave Versebird,flying,
6/19/2015 Hey Jude - Wit of Twain Limerickfun,
6/19/2015 Trusting Verseanxiety,christian,jesus,t
6/16/2015 Mickey Mouse Clerihewcelebrity,fun,
6/16/2015 Oh Me, Oh My Rhymeanxiety,funny,sick,
6/8/2015 At the Zoo Verseanimal,fun,
6/8/2015 On the March Cinquainmarch,soldier,
6/7/2015 Cathedral Prayers Free verseprayer,
6/7/2015 Spring's Coronation Versebeauty,spring,
6/6/2015 Catnip Day Versecat,fun,
6/6/2015 Two Paths Versechristian,heaven,
6/4/2015 Lovely Ladies Cinquainbeauty,flower,
5/30/2015 Animal Footles Footleanimal,fun,
5/29/2015 Happily Married Limerickanniversary,funny love,lo
5/28/2015 Snoopy Clerihewdog,funny,
5/27/2015 Vultures of War Tankadeath,war,
5/27/2015 Gracie and Frankie Limerickanimal,funny love,
5/26/2015 Haiku 42 - Rainbow Haikurainbow,storm,
5/26/2015 Broken Trioletheartbreak,lost love,
5/25/2015 Summer Celebration - Visual 6 Trioletcolor,firework,summer,
5/23/2015 Batter Up Acrosticbaseball,
5/22/2015 Prince William Clerihewdestiny,family,
5/21/2015 Lizzie and Hal Limerickfriend,funny,magic,
5/16/2015 A Welcome Sign Versedaughter,soldier,
5/16/2015 I've Been Where You Are Rhymechristian,inspirational,j
5/15/2015 What I Accomplished Today List home,life,
5/14/2015 I Am A Robin Personificationbird,spring,
5/10/2015 Child's Play Rhymechildhood,fun,memory,
5/8/2015 Blush Tankalove,rose,
5/8/2015 Haiku 41 Haikubird,spring,
5/6/2015 I Am Wisteria Rhymebeautiful,flower,
4/23/2015 Hooray for Spring Rhymespring,
3/24/2015 Tanka 3: Return to Top Ten Tankachildhood,dream,
3/21/2015 My Mother, Laverne Acrosticlove,mother,
3/21/2015 Great Adventure - A Shadorma Versegrandchild,grandmother,ha
3/18/2015 Time For Children Blitzhope,love,
3/17/2015 Obscurity Tankasenses,weather,
3/13/2015 Black Hawk Down Fibonaccicommunity,death,military,
3/12/2015 Clint Eastwood Clerihewcelebrity,
3/11/2015 Ring Around the Rosies Rhymechildhood,games,
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,

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Fav Poems

Hummers Joy Concreteinspirational,nature
One Evening in July Rhymefaith,inspirationalhouse,
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 
kids use toy guns Haikuwar,
ripples Tankalife,love,philosophy,than
An open verse Verseon writing and words
Cleaning Solution Monorhymefunny,life,
In the Autumn of my Life Rhymedeath,lost love,love,
The ballad of ol' Joe' Rhymefaith
Sunlight Versefather,inspirational,love
The Task Elegydeath,friendship,loss,lov
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...,
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,
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,
Picture Perfect Tankabeauty,nature,
If I Never Free versepoems,words,
Gone are the Winds But Long Live the Words Diminished Hexaversespoken word,words,
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,parody,
My Love Rhyme royallove,
A Spring Miracle Sapphic stanzabeauty,morning,nature,spr
He Will Be Your Saving Grace Lyricchristian,inspirational,
One Green Leaf Versecolor,green,holiday,image
From the Cross Rhymejesus,love,mother,
The Spirit Of Poetry Soup Rhymeblessing,
A Rusty Screen Rhymebeauty,imagery,imaginatio
Everyone Would Say Free versebirth,emotions,feelings,p
Pieces of me Free versepoetry,
A Storm Came Late Free versenature,spring,storm,
I am Poetry - recited Personificationpoetry,
Slow walking talker Rhymeadventure,baptism,beautif
touched by a feather Haikubeautiful,beauty,children
The Peach Orchard Rhymewar,
White Snow Free verseseasons,snow,
Veteran's Day - 2015 Free verseappreciation,soldier,vete

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