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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:6/24/2021 12:54:00 PM

The Waltz Wave contest has been judged. This was a tough one as I enjoyed all of the entries!  Everyone was a winner in a top 3 placement.  I'll be by in a few days to comment on everyone's poem but until then, I want to congratulate all the winners!

Blessings, Kim M      


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Date: 6/25/2021 8:55:00 AM
Kim, thank you for the inspiration and the contest and my great placement, appreciate, and congratulations to all your winners, peace _Constance
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Kim Merryman
Date: 6/26/2021 5:58:00 PM
You are welcome, Constance!
Date: 6/25/2021 12:18:00 AM
Thanks for my placement and congratulations to all winners. Enjoyed writing and learned a new form.Every entry was superb despite the strict syllable count. So much talent out here. I enjoy reading all poems. Looking forward to next contest.
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Kim Merryman
Date: 6/26/2021 5:57:00 PM
You are welcome, Rama! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Date: 6/24/2021 4:02:00 PM
thanks so much. That is a really delightful poetry form, the kind I really enjoy trying.
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Kim Merryman
Date: 6/26/2021 5:56:00 PM
You are welcome, Andrea! I really like this form, also.
Date: 6/24/2021 3:33:00 PM
Thanks so much Kim for this contest. Had so much fun writing my entry. Congratulations to all.
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Kim Merryman
Date: 6/26/2021 5:56:00 PM
You are welcome, Marilene! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!
Date: 6/24/2021 1:45:00 PM
Thank you so very much for my placement , Kim. Congratulations to all the winners. <3 Eve
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Kim Merryman
Date: 6/26/2021 5:55:00 PM
You're welcome, Eve!
Date: 6/24/2021 1:04:00 PM
Thanks so much for allowing us to try this Waltz form. It was fun, and I thank you for my placement. Very enjoyable.
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Kim Merryman
Date: 6/26/2021 5:54:00 PM
You're welcome, Milton! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
8/7/2021 trouble sleeping Senryusleep,
8/7/2021 Language of the Soul - butterfly cinquain Cinquaingod,love,prayer,
8/5/2021 penny for your thoughts Senryuenvironment,money,
8/3/2021 Silly Milly Limerickgirl,silly,
8/3/2021 after the storm Haikugod,rainbow,storm,
7/31/2021 Theories - Brevette Othertime,
7/31/2021 Taking the Cats to the Vet Limerickanxiety,cat,travel,
7/30/2021 Summer Cinquainpeople,summer,sun,
7/27/2021 Why Can't We Get Along Pantoumamerica,anger,hate,peace,
7/26/2021 Restoration Prayer Rhymegod,prayer,sin,
7/26/2021 Albert Einstein Clerihewcelebrity,science,
7/24/2021 Calamity Jane Clerihewamerica,celebrity,western
7/22/2021 It's Your Choice Rhymeforgiveness,jesus,love,se
7/22/2021 Going to Pot Limerickamerica,corruption,
7/22/2021 Dreams and Satisfaction Otherdream,sleep,work,
7/20/2021 baby cardinals Haikubaby,bird,mom,
7/20/2021 goldfish Haikucat,fish,
7/18/2021 A Plea For Words Rhymeimagination,words,writing
7/16/2021 Barnabas Collins Clerihewbetrayal,dark,gothic,
7/16/2021 Snow White Clerihewkiss,love,princess,
7/16/2021 Have a Sweet Day Coupletcandy,chocolate,people,sw
7/15/2021 God's Voice Whispers Free versefaith,forgiveness,god,lov
7/14/2021 Faith Versefaith,fear,
7/13/2021 Laughter Versegiggle,uplifting,
7/13/2021 Red Riding Hood Retold Limerickfantasy,funny,girl,grandm
7/13/2021 Jesus Take My All Rhymechristian,devotion,faith,
7/8/2021 Trip to Kentucky Limerickcar,december,rain,stress,
7/6/2021 Wild Child Limerickadventure,child,tree,
7/4/2021 Happy Birthday USA Rhymeamerica,birthday,freedom,
6/29/2021 Children Playing Pantoumchildren,summer,
6/29/2021 Dear Summer Ninettefun,humorous,summer,
6/29/2021 sandy shores Haikubeach,child,summer,
6/28/2021 Dare Ninettelight,self,
6/28/2021 summer beach Haikubeach,summer,
6/18/2021 Dementia Coupletage,angst,confusion,
6/18/2021 Kitten Kaboodle Footles Footlecat,fun,
6/16/2021 Summer Free versesummer,water,weather,
6/15/2021 A Girl Named Sabrina Limerickbody,dance,girl,
6/15/2021 Sweet Dreams Lullaby Rhymeangel,child,dream,sleep,
6/15/2021 Stalking Prey Ethereecat,success,
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 Pleiadesclothes,
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

My Photos

Fav Poems

A Mouse in the House Light Versechildren,funny,house,dad,
Comes a Wind Rhymenature,daffodils,
Valentine Haiku Haikulove,nature,
truth Rhymeadventure,
Hummers Joy Concreteinspirational,nature,
On Track Haikunature,
God is Good Rhymefaith,god,house,
A Modern Curse Verseparody,people,
Without a Doubt Coupletlife,on writing and words
Mammogram Rhymehealth,parody,,cute,
The Longbow Archer Free versepolitical,
A Few of My Suckiest Things with apologies to Julie Andrews Rhymefunny,
Phil Tankafunny,me,me,
Did You Ever Rhymeintrospection,
Insomniac's Lament Rhymeanimals,funny,me,me,
12 days of Christmas Remix Rhymeanimals,music,sea,seasons
poetry is Rhymeart,love,
Guiding Star O'er Washington Limerickfunny,political,
An open verse Verseon writing and words
Its Christmas Time in Dodge City Light Versecowboy-western,funny,holi
I'm Dreaming of a New Body Verseholiday,parody,christmas,
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,
A REVELATION Bioanniversary
Artistry of Words Senryulove,
Sensing God Free versefaith,
The Task Free versedeath,friendship,loss,lov
Taken Free verseintrospection,
To the Devil of the Dark Domain Rhymechristian,
Ephemeral Free verselife,loss,nature,
If I Never Free versepoems,words,
The Angel Inside Rhymeallegory,angel,art,beauti
Stardust Drench me Versehope,imagination,
Gone are the Winds But Long Live the Words Diminished Hexaversespoken word,words,
The Love Note Tankalove,
Beyond the Looking Glass Rhymefantasy,
paper boat Haikuhope,
The ballad of ol' Joe' Rhymefaith
A Pink Crystal Dawn Kimonature,
A King's Calling Rhymereligion,words,
Picture Perfect Tankabeauty,nature,,Lullaby,
Doing The Santa Shuffle Rhymechristmas,fun,
SLOW DOWN Rhymechristian,introspection,t
Tick Tock Free verseloneliness,
O, the weeping Versedeath,sad,
My Love Rhyme Royallove,
I Am Personificationscience,
Quietude Free versepeace,
Apple Pickin' Time Rhymefruit,romance,
Fang Decay Quatrainfunny,
In the Autumn of my Life Rhymedeath,lost love,love,
Redneck Santa Rhymechristmas,parody,
A Rusty Screen Quatrainbeauty,imagery,imaginatio
He Will Be Your Saving Grace Lyricchristian,inspirational,
A Spring Miracle Sapphic stanzabeauty,morning,nature,spr
touched by a feather Haikubeautiful,beauty,children
A Storm Came Late Free versenature,spring,storm,
One Green Leaf Versecolor,green,holiday,image
Slow walking talker Rhymeadventure,baptism,beautif
From the Cross Rhymejesus,love,mother,
Everyone Would Say Free versebirth,emotions,feelings,p
White Snow Free verseseasons,snow,
Veteran's Day - 2015 Free verseappreciation,soldier,vete
The Curtain Of Repose Versenight,silence,
Animal Groups Rhymeanimal,
I Write Free versedream,imagination,love,
HAIKU 9-21-2016 for contest Haikunature,peace,
He Is Lyricinspiration,jesus,spiritu
No Other Free verseanalogy,books,relationshi
Coffee Colored Memories Sonnetmemory,morning,
The Sun Will Soon Shine Again Quatorzaindeath,dedication,encourag
All I Am Free verselonging,
Sea of Love Rhymelove,love hurts,sea,
Please, Pull Up a Chair Light Versefun,
A Winning Campaign Monorhyme11th grade,destiny,identi
Way of Tears Lyricjesus,
Fading Lilacs Free versecare,life,old,
On The Way To The Ballet Free verseallusion,analogy,apprecia
When Birds Sing Sweetly, Free versedeath,gothic,grave,life,s
On Wings of Imagination Verseimagination,
A Page From My Childhood Versechildhood,memory,
Beware the Fireworks of Joy Free versemetaphor,political,weathe
WHY IS THE QUESTION Free versei am,integrity,introspect
Beyond the Black Fence Free verseangst,
A Paean To God Free verseallusion,angst,appreciati
CENTURIO ROMANUS SUM Rhymebible,christian,death,eas

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