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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.



A Month of Changes


Blog Posted:7/24/2013 4:44:00 PM
Hello, my friends! This past month has been a month of changes for my family and I: Losing my dad unexpectedly on 6/27/13, welcoming my son Daniel home from Afghanistan last week after not knowing if he would make it back in time to see his daughter born, concern for my daughter-in-law's health and for the health of the baby, falling and spraining my ankle and having to use crutches just days before the baby's due date! Emotionally I have been up and down like a roller coaster.
Today, 7/24/13 at 4:30 a.m. my granddaughter, Ava Grace Merryman was born weighing 5 lbs 11 oz. My son was by his wife's side through it all and my husband and I were privileged to be present at her birth. There were many obstacles to overcome to get to this day, but God was in control and He brought everything together. I am so in awe of His mercy and grace!

I just wanted to share this wonderful occasion with my dear friends at Poetry Soup! I treasure your friendship and support.
Love, Kim
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  1. Date: 7/27/2013 8:45:00 AM
    Thank you all for your well wishes, encouragement and support. I am blessed to have wonderful friends like you! Love, Kim

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  1. Date: 7/27/2013 12:09:00 AM
    Congrats Kim, your love and faith brought you to a happy conclusion. Sorry about losing your Tad, he would have happily given up his place here on earth to make room for Amy. Enjoy your family....Seren

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  1. Date: 7/25/2013 10:50:00 AM
    It's great to hear things worked out OK in the end, though I'm sorry for the loss of your Dad... At least the circle of life brought a new Grand Daughter into your life... God works in mysterious ways... I'm sure she and your son will be a comfort to you.

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  1. Date: 7/25/2013 8:48:00 AM
    Dear Kim, It is with joy to hear the blessing of your new granddaughter, I am also so touched by the journey you have been through these last weeks. My heart goes out for the loss of your father....but the birth of a sweet baby is a reminder of this amazing cycle of life that each one of us must never take for granted. Enjoy each precious minute rejoicing our loved ones! Congratulations to your family!

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  1. Date: 7/25/2013 8:38:00 AM
    Wishing you much happiness and joy with your new granddaughter.

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  1. Date: 7/25/2013 6:52:00 AM
    wow, Kim, when it rains it pours, but the last thing was the marvelous thing. BIG congratulations. that date was Pioneer Day here in Utah!

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  1. Date: 7/25/2013 12:46:00 AM
    He does have it all in control, doesn't He? I'm so glad that you reached to this wonderful day and could witness the addition of this new member of your father. Joy is often tempered with sorrow. My sympathy to you for the passing away of your father. May you be comforted knowing that every day we live is written in His book before even one of them came to be, a it says in His word. My thoughts to you and your family during this time. Glad your son is home same and sound! :)

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  1. Date: 7/24/2013 9:45:00 PM
    :D So glad your grandbaby arrived safe and sound and I'm sorry to hear of all your other hardships. There is something so... moving and comforting... about the birth of wanted child after the passing of a parent. I, too, lost my dad and then (thank you God) had a much longed for child. I understand the emotions very well. I tell my daughter all about her "Grandpa John in Heaven" and she loves to hear Grandpa stories. Down the road, your own tales about your dad will surely be something the wee girl will want to hear again and again. May you see bits of him in her, as I do with my daughter. This is a joyful sadness... hugs to you!

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  1. Date: 7/24/2013 5:01:00 PM
    Kim, what great news!!

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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 PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
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,
12/15/2013 One Winter's Night Quintain (English)love,winter,
11/12/2013 In My Father's House Rhymefaith,heaven,
11/11/2013 Time and Seasons Monorhymeseasons,time,
11/8/2013 Winter Fades Tankafire,winter,
11/4/2013 A Lady Named Vickie Limerickfood,
11/2/2013 Changing Seasons Monorhymenature,seasons,
10/28/2013 Lost and Found Senryuhouse,missing,
10/28/2013 Papa and His Princess Rhymechild,dance,family,
10/22/2013 Autumn Rictameternature,seasons,
10/22/2013 Letting Go of the Past Rhymechristian,
10/21/2013 On Halloween - Monotetra Monorhymechildren,halloween,
9/14/2013 Lynette Squeaky Fromme Clerihewsociety,violence,woman,
9/14/2013 Stephen King Clerihewcelebrity,horror,writing,
9/14/2013 Death of a Rose Tankaautumn,loss,rose,summer,
9/14/2013 Pausing Time Versetime,
9/14/2013 Choices Rhymechristian,faith,jesus,
9/12/2013 Yield Acrosticchristian,faith,
9/12/2013 Colorful Bart Limerickclothes,yellow,
9/12/2013 Under Construction Lanternechristian,faith,
9/5/2013 What Makes Me Tick - Contest Coupletbody,books,me,
9/5/2013 Haiku 38 Haikusummer,tree,
9/3/2013 Restless Spirits Rictameterbereavement,imagination,
9/2/2013 CRAZY Acrosticconfusion,crazy,voice,
8/29/2013 Diet No No's Coupletangst,food,
8/26/2013 Summer's End Acrosticautumn,goodbye,summer,
8/24/2013 Lucy's Goosey Limerickbird,girl,humorous,
8/23/2013 RATS Acrosticanimal,
8/9/2013 Treasures of My Soul Rhymebaby,granddaughter,joy,lo
8/8/2013 Dog Days of Summer Ethereesummer,weather,
8/7/2013 Photographs in a Box Free versefamily,history,memory,
8/6/2013 Captcha - WHKT Acrostictime,
8/6/2013 Haiku 37 Haikubirth,
8/6/2013 A New Beginning Ethereeday,faith,god,
8/5/2013 Haiku 36 Haikudeath,love,
8/5/2013 Dan's Clan Limerickfamily,
8/2/2013 Clutter Free Acrosticphilosophy,success,
8/2/2013 I Don't Like Spiders Limerickfear,funny,
7/18/2013 A Trip to the Dentist Limerickangst,funny,
7/18/2013 Fred Astaire Clerihewcelebrity,dance,
7/17/2013 To Love Myself Diminished Hexaversegod,love,self,
7/16/2013 Dancing With Daddy Rhymedad,dance,daughter,dream,
7/15/2013 I Love Ice Cream Limerickfood,funny,
7/14/2013 Coming Out of the Shadows Rhymechristian,depression,fait
7/4/2013 Good-bye Daddy Rhymedad,death,love,
6/20/2013 Tyler And The Beast Rhymechild,dog,
6/19/2013 A Love Note Tankalove,
6/18/2013 The Man From Nazareth Coupletchristian,jesus,
6/18/2013 Popeye Clerihewcharacter,funny,
6/18/2013 Julius Caesar Clerihewfunny,history,
6/15/2013 Share the Load Versechristian,giving,love,
6/15/2013 Haiku 35 Haikubird,nature,
6/11/2013 Rabbits on the Ark Rhymeanimal,bible,
6/11/2013 A Summer Couplet Coupletchildren,summer,
5/27/2013 Senryu 1 Senryudedication,memorial day,
3/30/2013 Christ Is Risen Acrosticeaster,faith,jesus,
3/4/2013 A Is For Angel, Z Is For Zeal Coupletchristian,faith,religion,
2/26/2013 Footle Miscellany Footlefunny,
2/24/2013 A Stormy Night Monorhymenature,seasons,people,chi
2/23/2013 Haiku 34 Haikunature,snow,
2/20/2013 Haiku 33 Haikunature,tree,
2/19/2013 A Mother's Love Free verselove,mother,
2/19/2013 Haiku 32 Haikuflower,nature,rain,
2/18/2013 I Made A Wish - A Waltz Wave Verselove,star,
2/15/2013 The Princess and the Frog Free versefantasy,for children,humo
2/14/2013 Here Comes The Sun Quatrainnature,spring,winter,
2/13/2013 Stormy Weather Haikunature,
2/13/2013 You Reap What You Sow Quatraininspirational,metaphor,
2/9/2013 Life is Good - a Waltz Wave Versefamily,life,
2/6/2013 In Utero Free versebaby,life,
2/4/2013 Haiku 31 Haikunature,spring,
2/3/2013 Forsaken Kimowinter,
2/2/2013 Fishy Footles Footlefunny,sea,
2/1/2013 Green Beans Limerickfood,funny,green,
2/1/2013 Jesus Knocked Monorhymefaith,jesus,heart,heart,j
1/31/2013 Dog Day Footles Footledog,funny,
1/28/2013 Weighty Issues Footlefunny,
1/21/2013 Footle Fest Footlefunny,
1/19/2013 Tweety Bird Clerihewanimal,humorous,
1/19/2013 Robin Hood Clerihewadventure,
1/18/2013 Taken to Heaven Rhymedeath,heaven,mom,
1/18/2013 The Reign of Winter Free versewinter,
1/17/2013 Hurtful Words Rhymeinspirational,on writing
12/2/2012 Silent Night Acrosticfaith,holiday,star,star,
12/2/2012 questionku one Haikuson,war,
12/1/2012 Light in the Darkness Ethereefaith,love,
11/27/2012 John McEnroe Clerihewpeople,
11/27/2012 Called Ethereefaith,happiness,
11/18/2012 Creation Praise - a shadorma Versefaith,inspirational,

My Photos


Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
Hummers Joy Concreteinspirational,nature
One Evening in July Rhymefaith,inspirationalhouse,
Autumn Colors Quintain (English)nature,seasons,autumn,
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 
The ballad of ol' Joe' Rhymefaith
Sunlight Versefather,inspirational,love
The Task Free versedeath,friendship,loss,lov
kids use toy guns Haikuwar,
ripples Tankalife,love,philosophy,than
An open verse Verseon writing and words
Cleaning Solution Monorhymefunny,life,
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...,
THE LEGEND OF THE EASTER LILY Sonnetdevotion,faith,hope,easte
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,
The Fields of Gettysburg Rhymewar,
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,
If I Never Free versepoems,words,
Gone are the Winds But Long Live the Words Diminished Hexaversespoken word,words,
In the Autumn of my Life Rhymedeath,lost love,love,
Picture Perfect Tankabeauty,nature,
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,
My Love Rhyme royallove,

Fav Poets

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