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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.



Waltz Wave Contest

Blog Posted:6/7/2021 4:13:00 PM

I've just posted a new contest using the Waltz Wave. All  the instructions are on contest page! Looking forward to seeing what you come  up with!  Blessings, Kim M



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Date: 6/11/2021 7:10:00 AM
This is a very interesting genre dear Kim! Your ideas are always motivating!
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Date: 6/9/2021 2:26:00 PM
Kim, I remember the Waltz Wave, will do my best, love _Constance
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Date: 6/9/2021 1:11:00 AM
Eyes become a bit dizzy keeping track of the drum beat wave count but have given it a try!
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Date: 6/8/2021 2:57:00 AM
Hi Kim, I just saw it. Let me see what I can come up with. I enjoy trying new forms. Thanks for hosting this contest. Have a great day:-) Alexis
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My Past Blog Posts

 
Waltz Wave Contest
Date Posted: 6/7/2021 4:13:00 PM
Contest judged
Date Posted: 5/24/2021 3:52:00 PM
New Contest
Date Posted: 5/19/2021 2:57:00 PM
Pleiades W judged
Date Posted: 5/11/2021 8:28:00 AM
Pleiades V is judged
Date Posted: 5/7/2021 8:26:00 PM
Happy Birthday to Connie Marcum Wong!
Date Posted: 5/3/2021 6:41:00 AM
Pleiades U is Judged
Date Posted: 5/3/2021 5:51:00 AM
Pleiades T is Judged
Date Posted: 4/27/2021 7:39:00 PM
Pleiades S Judged
Date Posted: 4/23/2021 7:05:00 PM
Pleiades R contest Judged
Date Posted: 4/19/2021 11:14:00 AM
Pleiades R contest posted
Date Posted: 4/14/2021 10:23:00 AM
Posting Comments
Date Posted: 4/13/2021 3:47:00 PM
A Query for Q
Date Posted: 4/12/2021 2:19:00 PM
Pleiades P Contest judged
Date Posted: 4/12/2021 10:48:00 AM
Pleiades P contest posted
Date Posted: 4/7/2021 3:08:00 PM
Pleiades O constest Judged
Date Posted: 4/6/2021 6:26:00 PM
New Pleiades Contest
Date Posted: 4/2/2021 7:31:00 PM
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

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
6/10/2021 Summer Breeze Haikupoems,summer,
6/7/2021 Jesus - a waltz wave Versejesus,miracle,
6/7/2021 Hide and Seek - a waltz wave Verserain,smile,sunshine,weath
6/5/2021 TUESDAY Acrosticbaby,cat,cute,
6/4/2021 storm coming Haikustorm,
6/4/2021 home-coming Tankacat,celebration,girl,
6/4/2021 Perseverance is Key Verseconflict,life,work,
5/28/2021 anniversary Tankaanniversary,flower,love,m
5/26/2021 Spring's Coronation Free versecolor,nature,spring,
5/25/2021 kittens Tankababy,cat,home,
5/25/2021 The Prayers of Friends Rhymefriend,prayer,
5/22/2021 Memorial Day Acrosticamerica,hero,remember,
5/22/2021 Peace Be Still - A Waltz Wave Versefear,jesus,peace,
5/19/2021 Juliane Koepcke Diller Clerihewcourage,death,history,rai
5/19/2021 Angels Watching Trioletangel,bible,
5/18/2021 AWAKE Acrosticgood morning,sweet,
5/16/2021 Mimosa Muse Tail-rhymemuse,sunshine,tree,
5/16/2021 Father's Day Acrosticdad,love,
5/15/2021 Married in May - a Waltz Wave Versekiss,marriage,
5/13/2021 Mother Cinquainfriend,mother,
5/12/2021 Forgiven Acrosticchristian,forgiveness,
5/11/2021 Kirk Douglas Clerihewcelebrity,
5/11/2021 Pandemic Acrosticanger,anxiety,conflict,de
5/10/2021 Just Stating the Obvious Rhymecreation,evil,god,humanit
5/9/2021 Work In Progress Acrosticjesus,relationship,self,
5/9/2021 sound of freedom Senryuamerica,freedom,sky,
5/6/2021 A Gathering of Friends Coupletfriend,
5/3/2021 peepers HaikuLullaby,spring,
5/1/2021 flowers Haikubirthday,blessing,flower,
4/28/2021 cat toy Haikucat,
4/28/2021 black snake Haikusun,
4/24/2021 Yarn Verseclothes,
4/19/2021 Three Little Monkeys - Nursery Rhyme Rhymeanimal,children,dance,nur
4/17/2021 spring haiku sequence Haikubird,color,flower,spring,
4/17/2021 rain Haikurain,storm,weather,
4/16/2021 Trust Me Ethereejesus,trust,
4/15/2021 Going to Work Couplettime,work,
4/14/2021 April Fair Free verseapril,beauty,color,life,
4/13/2021 Masquerade Acrosticanxiety,emotions,identity
4/11/2021 Mr Mouse - Nursery Rhyme Rhymeanimal,nursery rhyme,
4/9/2021 Lady Jane Grey Clerihewhistory,
4/7/2021 A Day at the Pier Quintain (English)beach,bird,sea,
4/7/2021 Spring Has Sprung Ninettebird,butterfly,color,flow
4/2/2021 The Man in the Middle Coupletchristian,dark,death,jesu
4/1/2021 Riverside Tryst Verselove,romance,
3/31/2021 Billy Graham Clerihewchristian,gospel,tribute,
3/29/2021 Holy Week Senryucelebration,god,jesus,rel
3/29/2021 Where Will They Go Coupletappreciation,death,poetry
3/27/2021 A Good Day to Fish Haikubird,fish,water,
3/27/2021 Granddaughter Ava Rhyme2nd grade,child,granddaug
3/27/2021 spring melody Haikubird,music,spring,
3/27/2021 Stormy Tableau Versestorm,weather,
3/25/2021 I Reminisce, I Miss Free verseage,children,remember,tim
3/24/2021 ICU Tankadeath,people,sick,
3/23/2021 Let It Rain Ethereeprayer,rain,weather,
3/23/2021 Daisy Love - a waltz wave Versedestiny,flower,love,
3/22/2021 Fiction Acrosticadventure,books,character
3/22/2021 Becky the Baker - Nursery Rhyme Rhymechildren,nursery rhyme,
3/21/2021 Pajamas Rhymeclothes,fun,winter,
3/21/2021 Lamb of God Acrosticchristian,death,life,love
3/19/2021 twinkling stars Haikumoon,sky,stars,
3/18/2021 A Mouse Named Cheeto Limerickanimal,fun,silly,
3/18/2021 Sweet Sixteen Coupletbirthday,celebration,
3/16/2021 Cleo and the Leprechaun Rhymecat,fun,imagination,
3/16/2021 A Cat Named Bud Limerickcat,funny,
11/18/2020 Winds of Change Pantoumamerica,change,fear,
12/19/2019 CHRISTMAS Acrosticcelebration,christmas,jes
10/16/2019 Witch's Moon Triolethalloween,moon,october,
8/21/2019 Haiku 55- Tree frog Haikubutterfly,cute,
8/21/2019 A Mind is a Terrible Thing To Lose Rhymefun,silly,
8/20/2019 haiku 54 - mimosa Haikubutterfly,senses,tree,
8/20/2019 haiku 53 - sycamore Haikubird,tree,
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,

My Photos


Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
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,
Hummers Joy Concreteinspirational,nature,
Without a Doubt Coupletlife,on writing and words
God is Good Rhymefaith,god,house,
The Longbow Archer Free versepolitical,
Mammogram Rhymehealth,parody,,cute,
Phil Tankafunny,me,me,
A Few of My Suckiest Things with apologies to Julie Andrews Rhymefunny,
Insomniac's Lament Rhymeanimals,funny,me,me,
Did You Ever Rhymeintrospection,
poetry is Rhymeart,love,
12 days of Christmas Remix Rhymeanimals,music,sea,seasons
An open verse Verseon writing and words
Cleaning Solution Monorhymefunny,life,
Demonic Noise Haikudeath,fear,natural disast
Guiding Star O'er Washington Limerickfunny,political,
The wake Verseplaces
Its Christmas Time in Dodge City Light Versecowboy-western,funny,holi
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,
Sensing God Free versefaith,
The Task Free versedeath,friendship,loss,lov
Stardust Drench me Versehope,imagination,
To the Devil of the Dark Domain Rhymechristian,
Beyond the Looking Glass Rhymefantasy,
The Love Note Tankalove,
If I Never Free versepoems,words,
paper boat Haikuhope,
Gone are the Winds But Long Live the Words Diminished Hexaversespoken word,words,
Picture Perfect Tankabeauty,nature,,Lullaby,
The ballad of ol' Joe' Rhymefaith
Quietude Free versepeace,
A King's Calling Rhymereligion,words,
Fang Decay Quatrainfunny,
SLOW DOWN Rhymechristian,introspection,t
O, the weeping Versedeath,sad,
Apple Pickin' Time Rhymefruit,romance,
Tick Tock Free verseloneliness,
Doing The Santa Shuffle Rhymechristmas,fun,
I Am Personificationscience,
In the Autumn of my Life Rhymedeath,lost love,love,
Redneck Santa Rhymechristmas,parody,
My Love Rhyme Royallove,
He Will Be Your Saving Grace Lyricchristian,inspirational,
A Spring Miracle Sapphic stanzabeauty,morning,nature,spr
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
Slow walking talker Rhymeadventure,baptism,beautif
touched by a feather Haikubeautiful,beauty,children
A Storm Came Late Free versenature,spring,storm,
Veteran's Day - 2015 Free verseappreciation,soldier,vete
White Snow Free verseseasons,snow,
He Is Lyricinspiration,jesus,spiritu
The Curtain Of Repose Versenight,silence,
Animal Groups Rhymeanimal,
I Write Free versedream,imagination,love,
HAIKU 9-21-2016 for contest Haikunature,peace,
No Other Free verseanalogy,books,relationshi
Coffee Colored Memories Sonnetmemory,morning,
The Sun Will Soon Shine Again Quatorzaindeath,dedication,encourag
Sea of Love Rhymelove,love hurts,sea,
All I Am Free verselonging,
Please, Pull Up a Chair Light Versefun,
A Winning Campaign Monorhyme11th grade,destiny,identi
A Paean To God Free verseallusion,angst,appreciati
Autumn Rapture Acrosticseasons,
THE DEVIL ISN'T UGLY Quatraininspirational,
23rd Quatraingod,
Fading Lilacs Free versecare,life,old,
On The Way To The Ballet Free verseallusion,analogy,apprecia
Way of Tears Lyricjesus,
On Wings of Imagination Verseimagination,
WHY IS THE QUESTION Free versei am,integrity,introspect
Beware the Fireworks of Joy Free versemetaphor,political,weathe
The Dance of Salome Dramatic Versebible,

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Lu Loo United States Flag United States Read
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