Poetry from Anthologies by Kimberly Cunningham

Sunrise, Trees, Silhouette, Mountain
If I

If I could show you my mind,
you would need magnifying glasses.

So many things are buried in the crevices,
I have kept them hidden and protected.

If I could speak my mind,
you would need hearing aids.

Whispers have laid dormant for decades,
I can still barely force words out.

If I could open my mind's dams,
you would need wading boots.

Flood gates would pour out incessantly,
Soon you will be waist deep in truths

If I could just say it,
you would have to get a chair

Too much to take standing up,
My pain would knock you down.

If I could know,
I could breathe again.

Beautiful Dark Sun
from the Avalanches in Poetry Writings & Art Inspired by Leonard Cohen

On a stage of light meshed with dark
dances a prima pen and a steely mike

Words dominate the performance

Conflicted in their existence
they battle it out

The award will go to;

The one who arrived first
or
the one that made their powerful debut

Where can you catch a glimpse
of sparkly, spotlighting sun?

If the creator battled next to the ring
then what about the fighters?

Coaches told him to darken up
yet he was already in the hole
However, he never took up full residence

Poetry and music
partners

competitors
allies
Leonard Cohen lived amongst these residents
Yet he was homeless

When he was ready to go home
all of them were there
and still are

We saw his light pierce through dark
and he shone brightly

Beautiful...

Bio from 2019:

Kimberly Cunningham taught children in various settings for 32 years. However, writing always remained her passion. In 2017, she dusted off her journals, picked up a pen and started spilling ink. To date, she penned and self published three books, “Undefined” “Sprinkles on Top” and “Smooth Rough Edges” In addition, she has 30 pieces of published work in journals, anthologies and online.