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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 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 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,
3/26/2014FLORIDAAcrostichome,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,
10/22/2013AutumnRictameternature,seasons,
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,
9/14/2013Death of a RoseTankaautumn,loss,rose,summer,
9/14/2013Pausing TimeVersetime,
9/14/2013ChoicesRhymechristian,faith,jesus,
9/12/2013YieldAcrosticchristian,faith,
9/12/2013Colorful BartLimerickclothes,yellow,
9/12/2013Under ConstructionLanternechristian,faith,
9/5/2013What Makes Me Tick - ContestCoupletbody,books,me,
9/5/2013Haiku 38Haikusummer,tree,
9/3/2013Restless SpiritsRictameterbereavement,imagination,
9/2/2013CRAZYAcrosticconfusion,crazy,voice,
8/29/2013Diet No No'sCoupletangst,food,
8/26/2013Summer's EndAcrosticautumn,goodbye,summer,
8/24/2013Lucy's GooseyLimerickbird,girl,humorous,
8/23/2013RATSAcrosticanimal,
8/9/2013Treasures of My SoulRhymebaby,granddaughter,joy,lo
8/8/2013Dog Days of SummerEthereesummer,weather,
8/7/2013Photographs in a BoxFree versefamily,history,memory,
8/6/2013Captcha - WHKTAcrostictime,
8/6/2013Haiku 37Haikubirth,
8/6/2013A New BeginningEthereeday,faith,god,
8/5/2013Haiku 36Haikudeath,love,
8/5/2013Dan's ClanLimerickfamily,
8/2/2013Clutter FreeAcrosticphilosophy,success,
8/2/2013I Don't Like SpidersLimerickfear,funny,
7/18/2013A Trip to the DentistLimerickangst,funny,
7/18/2013Fred AstaireClerihewcelebrity,dance,
7/17/2013To Love MyselfDiminished Hexaversegod,love,self,
7/16/2013Dancing With DaddyRhymedad,dance,daughter,dream,
7/15/2013I Love Ice CreamLimerickfood,funny,
7/14/2013Coming Out of the ShadowsRhymechristian,depression,fait
7/4/2013Good-bye DaddyRhymedad,death,love,
6/20/2013Tyler And The BeastRhymechild,dog,
6/19/2013A Love NoteTankalove,
6/18/2013The Man From NazarethCoupletchristian,jesus,
6/18/2013PopeyeClerihewcharacter,funny,
6/18/2013Julius CaesarClerihewfunny,history,
6/15/2013Share the LoadVersechristian,giving,love,
6/15/2013Haiku 35Haikubird,nature,
6/11/2013Rabbits on the ArkRhymeanimal,bible,
6/11/2013A Summer CoupletCoupletchildren,summer,
5/27/2013Senryu 1Senryudedication,memorial day,
3/30/2013Christ Is RisenAcrosticeaster,faith,jesus,
3/4/2013A Is For Angel, Z Is For ZealCoupletchristian,faith,religion,
2/26/2013Footle MiscellanyFootlefunny,
2/24/2013A Stormy NightMonorhymenature,seasons,people,chi
2/23/2013Haiku 34Haikunature,snow,
2/20/2013Haiku 33Haikunature,tree,
2/19/2013A Mother's LoveFree verselove,mother,
2/19/2013Haiku 32Haikuflower,nature,rain,
2/18/2013I Made A Wish - A Waltz WaveVerselove,star,
2/15/2013The Princess and the FrogFree versefantasy,for children,humo
2/14/2013Here Comes The SunQuatrainnature,spring,winter,
2/13/2013Stormy WeatherHaikunature,
2/13/2013You Reap What You SowQuatraininspirational,metaphor,
2/9/2013Life is Good - a Waltz WaveVersefamily,life,
2/6/2013In UteroFree versebaby,life,
2/4/2013Haiku 31Haikunature,spring,
2/3/2013ForsakenKimowinter,
2/2/2013Fishy FootlesFootlefunny,sea,
2/1/2013Green BeansLimerickfood,funny,green,
2/1/2013Jesus KnockedMonorhymefaith,jesus,heart,heart,j
1/31/2013Dog Day FootlesFootledog,funny,
1/28/2013Weighty IssuesFootlefunny,
1/21/2013Footle FestFootlefunny,
1/19/2013Tweety BirdClerihewanimal,humorous,
1/19/2013Robin HoodClerihewadventure,
1/18/2013Taken to HeavenRhymedeath,heaven,mom,
1/18/2013The Reign of WinterFree versewinter,
1/17/2013Hurtful WordsRhymeinspirational,on writing
12/2/2012Silent NightAcrosticfaith,holiday,star,star,
12/2/2012questionku oneHaikuson,war,
12/1/2012Light in the DarknessEthereefaith,love,
11/27/2012John McEnroeClerihewpeople,
11/27/2012CalledEthereefaith,happiness,
11/18/2012Creation Praise - a shadormaVersefaith,inspirational,

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Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
Hummers JoyConcreteinspirational,nature
One Evening in JulyRhymefaith,inspirationalhouse,
Autumn ColorsQuintain (English)nature,seasons,autumn,
MammogramRhymehealth,parody,
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,
truthRhymeadventure,
On TrackHaikunature,
A Modern CurseVerseparody,people,
Without a DoubtCoupletlife,on writing and words
The Longbow ArcherFree versepolitical,
PhilTankafunny,me,me,
Insomniac's LamentRhymeanimals,funny,me,me,
Sunlight Versefather,inspirational,love
The TaskFree versedeath,friendship,loss,lov
poetry isRhymeart,love,
my catHaiku 
kids use toy gunsHaikuwar,
ripplesTankalife,love,philosophy,than
An open verseVerseon writing and words
Cleaning SolutionMonorhymefunny,life,
Demonic NoiseHaikudeath,fear,natural disast
The wakeVerseplaces
My WindowDramatic monologueadventure,inspirational,l
Be StillFree versefaith,happiness,hope,life
JESUS - KING OF THE JEWSQuatraininspirational,
The Widower's GardenFree verserecovery from...,
THE LEGEND OF THE EASTER LILYSonnetdevotion,faith,hope,easte
I Must Go Back To The CrossRhymefaith,hope,
EphemeralFree verselife,loss,nature,
For One MomentFree verselife,sad,
Words Not HeardCoupletart,on writing and words,
The Faeries are in my gardenRhymefantasy,
Painting a Pastoral MornHaikunature,
Pegasus,Take me ThereVerseimagination,
I'm turning into MotherRhymechild,life,me,mother,
paper boatHaikuhope,
spring is in the airList nature,seasons,
A Tightrope WalkFree verseangst,childhood,fear,may,
The Fields of GettysburgRhymewar,
A King's CallingRhymereligion,words,
Without Hope's GleamTerzanellehope,flower,flower,joy,pa
Artistry of WordsSenryulove,
A REVELATIONBioanniversary
TakenFree verseintrospection,
The Angel InsideRhymeallegory,angel,art,beauti
A Pink Crystal DawnKimonature,
CatAlliterationanimal,cat,funny,humorous
Sensing GodFree versefaith,
To the Devil of the Dark DomainRhymechristian,
The Love NoteTankalove,
O, the weepingVersedeath,sad,
Stardust Drench meVersehope,imagination,
In the Autumn of my LifeRhymedeath,lost love,love,
The ballad of ol' Joe'Rhymefaith
Beyond the Looking GlassRhymefantasy,
Fang DecayQuatrainfunny,
QuietudeFree versepeace,
Picture PerfectTankabeauty,nature,
If I NeverFree versepoems,words,
Gone are the Winds But Long Live the WordsDiminished Hexaversespoken word,words,
SLOW DOWNRhymechristian,introspection,t
Tick TockFree verseloneliness,
I Am Personificationscience,
Apple Pickin' TimeRhymefruit,romance,
Doing The Santa ShuffleRhymechristmas,fun,
Redneck SantaRhymechristmas,
My LoveRhyme royallove,

Fav Poets

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Brian Strand United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read