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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.

I'm Back!

Blog Posted:7/29/2019 9:18:00 AM

Hello, friends! Time sure flies. I didn't realize I had been gone for so long - 2 years! Well, I'm back now and looking forward to reading your wonderful poetry and hopefully posting some of my own. It's good to be back!

Love,   Kim M.

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Date: 8/7/2019 7:35:00 PM
Good day in the Lord. I'm blessed to read edifying comments from fellow Bible-based poets like you. Thanks so much. God bless you.
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Date: 8/1/2019 8:21:00 AM
So glad to hear of your return, Kim. I have missed you and as I recall, some great humorous poems were among your poetic works.
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Date: 8/1/2019 3:51:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea! I've missed you too.
Date: 8/1/2019 4:02:00 AM
Welcome back, Kim. It is heartening to see the established poets returning. I am also now posting again after being absent for a while. (I didn't have a reliable internet connection at the game reserve where I lived for nearly 2 years.) Regards, Su
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Date: 8/1/2019 3:51:00 PM
Thank you, Suzette and welcome back yourself!
Date: 7/31/2019 11:42:00 PM
Hi Kim! Glad you’re back! Are you gonna continue the Pleades contests alphabetically to “Z”? Those were fun! :)
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Date: 8/1/2019 3:50:00 PM
Thank you, Laura and I'm thinking on it. Probably will!
Date: 7/31/2019 7:04:00 PM
Hi Kim. Always nice to see a friendly face.
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Date: 8/1/2019 3:49:00 PM
Aww! Thank you, Keith!
Date: 7/31/2019 6:49:00 PM
Hi Kim, you left when I joined. Was it something I said? LOL Welcome back.
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Date: 8/1/2019 3:48:00 PM
Ha, ha! No it wasn't because of you, Line. Life events just got a little overwhelming. Thanks for welcoming me back!
Date: 7/31/2019 6:43:00 PM
So glad your back, Kim!
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Date: 8/1/2019 3:46:00 PM
Thank you, Kim!
Date: 7/30/2019 8:49:00 PM
Welcome back, Kim..
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Date: 8/1/2019 3:46:00 PM
Thank you, Eve!
Date: 7/30/2019 10:59:00 AM
Hi Kim! I had been gone for a while too, now I'm kind of testing the waters. I'm glad you're back! Hope you're doing well.
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Date: 7/30/2019 3:26:00 PM
Hi, Becca! I'm glad you're back too.
Date: 7/30/2019 5:23:00 AM
Welcome hone Kim! I am eager to read some of your poems!
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Date: 7/30/2019 3:25:00 PM
Thank you, Caren, and I will surely take a look at yours.
Date: 7/29/2019 7:14:00 PM
Welcome back Kim, hope all is well with you ! AKA broken wings
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Date: 7/30/2019 3:24:00 PM
Thank you, Dear Heart. All is well!
Date: 7/29/2019 2:09:00 PM
- Welcome back, Kim ... nice to see you :) - // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 7/30/2019 3:24:00 PM
Thank you, Anne-Lise!
Date: 7/29/2019 12:37:00 PM
Hi Kim, Welcome back
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Date: 7/30/2019 3:23:00 PM
Thank you, Craig.
Date: 7/29/2019 10:21:00 AM
Hi, Kim. Greg says he was a "newbie" when you were here last, but I was a "no-bee" since I didn't start here until April of 2018 :) I look forward to reading your poems. Welcome back to the Soup! ~Mark
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Date: 7/30/2019 3:23:00 PM
Thank you, Mark. I will check out your poems.
Date: 7/29/2019 10:03:00 AM
Welcome back, Kim ... I was just a "newbie" then, but I do remember your name and work - I hope it wasn't tragedy that took you away, and look forward to reading more of your work! Blessings! :-) <3
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Date: 7/30/2019 3:22:00 PM
Thank you, Gregory. It wasn't a tragedy, just the business of life and family.

My Past Blog Posts

I'm Back!
Date Posted: 7/29/2019 9:18:00 AM
Busy, busy, busy...
Date Posted: 6/10/2017 5:45:00 PM
Pleiades N contest is now open
Date Posted: 4/29/2017 10:22:00 AM
Pleiades M contest
Date Posted: 4/18/2017 9:37:00 PM
Pleiades L Judged
Date Posted: 4/17/2017 10:59:00 PM
Luck of the Irish Contest Judged
Date Posted: 4/6/2017 9:50:00 PM
New Contest Posted but It's not Pleiades
Date Posted: 3/13/2017 6:39:00 PM
Pleiades K judged
Date Posted: 3/13/2017 4:15:00 PM
Give Me a K
Date Posted: 3/8/2017 5:06:00 PM
Pleiades J contest Judged
Date Posted: 3/7/2017 9:35:00 PM
Give Me a J
Date Posted: 3/3/2017 4:36:00 PM
Date Posted: 3/2/2017 12:49:00 PM
Pleiades I contest syllable counts
Date Posted: 2/27/2017 3:22:00 PM
Give Me an I - Pleiades
Date Posted: 2/24/2017 5:36:00 PM
Contest Judged
Date Posted: 2/23/2017 5:03:00 PM
Pleiades H
Date Posted: 2/17/2017 5:38:00 PM
Adding Forms to the Established Form List
Date Posted: 2/16/2017 12:34:00 PM
Pleiades G Contest
Date Posted: 2/9/2017 5:45:00 PM
Date Posted: 2/4/2017 4:17:00 PM
Emergency trip to California
Date Posted: 12/7/2016 8:46:00 PM
Glad to Be Back
Date Posted: 11/29/2016 1:53:00 PM
Problem with Captcha
Date Posted: 9/26/2016 12:48:00 PM
Pleiades E judged - Pleiades F in the Works
Date Posted: 9/21/2016 9:23:00 PM
Alphabet Soup contest Judged
Date Posted: 9/16/2016 11:40:00 AM
New Contest
Date Posted: 9/1/2016 5:10:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
8/18/2019 Fragmented Truths Rhymefaith,truth,
8/15/2019 Haiku 52 - squirrel Haikuanimal,
8/14/2019 Red Flags Trioletbeach,ocean,
8/10/2019 Smile Fibonaccismile,
8/10/2019 Misguided Sean Limerickdance,green,humorous,
8/5/2019 Girl From Kentucky Limerickhorse,
8/5/2019 Weddings- A Pleaides Versehusband,wedding,wife,
8/5/2019 Vacation - A Pleaides Versefamily,vacation,
8/4/2019 Unicorns - A Pleiades Verseanimal,fantasy,
8/4/2019 Summer Heat Ninettesummer,
8/2/2019 This is Who I Am - List Listself,
8/2/2019 Teenagers - A Pleaides Verseangst,teen,
8/2/2019 Savior - A Pleaides Versejesus,trust,
8/1/2019 Reunion - a Pleaides Versefamily,fun,
7/31/2019 Quake - A Pleaides Verseearth,fear,natural disast
7/31/2019 Paradise - A Pleiades Versebeauty,peace,
7/30/2019 For God So Loved Rhymebible,christian,love,
7/30/2019 Obsession - a Pleaides Verseangst,desire,
7/28/2019 I Hate Bugs - WBM Limerickhow i feel,insect,
10/11/2018 Hurricane Michael Acrosticloss,natural disasters,st
4/29/2017 Naps Verseday,sleep,
4/29/2017 Nomad Verseculture,life,travel,
4/19/2017 Temptation Wins Dodoitsucat,fun,
4/16/2017 My Savior's Love Quintain (English)christian,jesus,relations
4/14/2017 Our Passover Lamb Quatraindeath,good friday,
4/12/2017 Easter Story Senryuchristian,easter,
4/12/2017 Easter Haiku Haikubeauty,christian,easter,l
4/10/2017 John Glenn Clerihewamerica,celebrity,hero,
4/3/2017 Keepsake and Treasure Kimobible,memory,mom,
4/2/2017 Strong Savior Cinqkuchristian,jesus,trust,
3/30/2017 Medicine - a pleiades Versebody,health,money,
3/30/2017 Words Bathed in Love Versebible,christian,god,love,
3/28/2017 Jumbled Thoughts Juejuconfusion,emotions,prayer
3/28/2017 Flying Jewels Kimobeauty,bird,flower,flying
3/22/2017 Come to Jesus as You Are Rhymechristian,forgiveness,jes
3/21/2017 Jumble of Puppies Juejudog,fun,innocence,
3/20/2017 Birthday Girl Ethereedream,future,girl,
3/19/2017 Gone to the Dogs Footledog,funny,
3/19/2017 Spread Your Wings Coupletdance,life,
3/17/2017 Lunacy - a pleiades Verseconflict,crazy,voice,
3/16/2017 Essence of Spring Rhymebird,butterfly,nature,spr
3/8/2017 Spring Ethereecolor,life,nature,spring,
3/5/2017 haiku 51 - memories Haikulove,memory,sky,
3/2/2017 Good-bye Mama Rhymedeath,farewell,heaven,mot
2/27/2017 Kitchen - a pleiades Verseappreciation,nostalgia,
2/27/2017 Jubilant - a Pleiades Versecelebration,happy,joy,
2/23/2017 Intercession - a pleiades Versefaith,hope,prayer,
2/20/2017 A Life Changing Moment Tail-rhymebirth,change,granddaughte
2/17/2017 Hamster - a Pleiades Verseanimal,pets,
2/8/2017 A Nation in Need of God Free verseamerica,anger,confusion,g
2/7/2017 Hearts and Magic Blitzchocolate,dream,love,magi
11/5/2016 God's Love Versegod,heart,love,
10/25/2016 Geisha - a pleiades Verseculture,dance,woman,
10/16/2016 Regrets Acrosticlife,remember,time,
10/8/2016 Clouds Lanterneimagery,sky,
10/3/2016 A Nice Place to Live Versefootball,nice,people,
10/2/2016 Autumn Leaves Trioletautumn,nature,
10/1/2016 Becca, Dear Becca Rhymebullying,friend,leaving,
9/30/2016 Bugs Bunny Clerihewanimal,character,funny,
9/29/2016 Haiku 50 - egret Haikubird,morning,sea,
9/28/2016 A Lullabye For Ava Versedream,grandchild,Lullaby,
9/23/2016 Haiku 49 - scarecrow Haikuautumn,moon,
9/19/2016 Like a Puzzle Free verselife,perspective,
9/19/2016 Haiku 48 - Autumn Haikuanimal,autumn,color,
9/15/2016 A Gal Named Trudy Limerickhumor,
9/12/2016 Sand Castle Dreams Versebeach,dream,sea,
9/11/2016 September 11 Quatrainamerica,anniversary,death
9/9/2016 Embrace the Day Ethereeage,health,
9/8/2016 Seaside Tranquility Dizainbird,humanity,ocean,summe
9/6/2016 No Words Coupletanger,bereavement,death,w
8/28/2016 Thinking of You Coupletabsence,death,memory,rain
8/27/2016 Eternity Versechristian,heaven,
8/24/2016 Haiku 47 - half-mast Haikumorning,storm,
8/14/2016 Biscuits - a Pleaides Versefood,
8/14/2016 Dandelions - a Pleiades Versechildren,flower,innocence
8/13/2016 Celestial Jewels of Night Verselove,moon,night,star,
8/10/2016 From Sorrow to Thanksgiving - a shadorma Versebereavement,cat,grief,
8/9/2016 A Most Exasperating Day Listangst,conflict,
8/5/2016 Today I Am Pink Free versecolor,me,
8/5/2016 Summer Fun Lyricbeach,celebration,fishing
7/31/2016 Masks Tail-rhymefear,life,pride,
7/30/2016 Celestial Bow Ethereejoy,rainbow,storm,
7/29/2016 Election Time - a Dixdeux Verseconflict,political,
7/23/2016 A Dream Most Worthy Tail-rhymedream,love,people,
7/17/2016 Weep For the Innocent Tetractysamerica,bereavement,death
7/16/2016 A Walk on the Beach Trioletbeach,bird,creation,
7/11/2016 Words Tetractyshope,life,words,
7/6/2016 Being Human Acrostichumanity,life,
7/4/2016 Answering Your Query Rhymefaith,freedom,hope,smile,
7/2/2016 Tim Tebow Clerihewcelebrity,faith,
7/2/2016 A Prayer For America Rhymeamerica,christian,evil,fo
7/1/2016 Summer - a Pleiades Versechildren,fun,summer,sun,
6/26/2016 Sing a Song - waltz wave Versegod,joy,song,
6/20/2016 senryu 14 - mirror Senryumirror,mother daughter,
6/19/2016 senryu series - Broken Senryucat,hurt,pain,
6/18/2016 senryu 13 - cat Senryucat,clothes,
6/18/2016 Father's Day 2016 Free versedad,fathers day,miss you,
6/15/2016 Tribute To A Little Boy Coupletboy,child,death,heaven,Lu
6/11/2016 Take A Chance Trioletdestiny,life,
6/8/2016 A Lady Named Mary Limerickhumorous,silly,

My Photos

Fav Poems

Hummers Joy Concreteinspirational,nature,
One Evening in July Rhymefaith,inspirationalhouse,
Mammogram Rhymehealth,parody,,cute,
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 Versecowboy-western,funny,holi
I'm Dreaming of a New Body Verseholiday,parody,christmas,
A Mouse in the House Light Versechildren,funny,house,dad,
Comes a Wind Rhymenature,daffodils,
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,
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,
I Must Go Back To The Cross Rhymefaith,hope,
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,
spring is in the air Listnature,seasons,
A Tightrope Walk Free verseangst,childhood,fear,may,
Without Hope's Gleam Terzanelleflower,hope,joy,paradise,
Artistry of Words Senryulove,
A REVELATION Bioanniversary
Taken Free verseintrospection,
The Angel Inside Rhymeallegory,angel,art,beauti
A Pink Crystal Dawn Kimonature,
Ephemeral Free verselife,loss,nature,
Cat Alliterationanimal,cat,funny,humorous
Sensing God Free versefaith,
The Task Free versedeath,friendship,loss,lov
To the Devil of the Dark Domain Rhymechristian,
The Love Note Tankalove,
paper boat Haikuhope,
A King's Calling Rhymereligion,words,
O, the weeping Versedeath,sad,
Stardust Drench me Versehope,imagination,
Beyond the Looking Glass Rhymefantasy,
Quietude Free versepeace,
Fang Decay Quatrainfunny,
In the Autumn of my Life Rhymedeath,lost love,love,
The ballad of ol' Joe' Rhymefaith
Picture Perfect Tankabeauty,nature,,Lullaby,
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,
He Is Lyricinspiration,jesus,spiritu
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,
A Rusty Screen Quatrainbeauty,imagery,imaginatio
Everyone Would Say Free versebirth,emotions,feelings,p
A Storm Came Late Free versenature,spring,storm,
I Write Free versedream,imagination,love,
Slow walking talker Rhymeadventure,baptism,beautif
touched by a feather Haikubeautiful,beauty,children
White Snow Free verseseasons,snow,
Veteran's Day - 2015 Free verseappreciation,soldier,vete
The Curtain Of Repose Versenight,silence,
Animal Groups Rhymeanimal,
No Other Free verseanalogy,books,relationshi
Coffee Colored Memories Sonnetmemory,morning,
HAIKU 9-21-2016 for contest Haikunature,peace,
Sea of Love Rhymelove,love hurts,sea,
The Sun Will Soon Shine Again Quatorzaindeath,dedication,encourag
All I Am Free verselonging,
Please, Pull Up a Chair Light Versefun,
A Winning Campaign Monorhyme11th grade,destiny,identi

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