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Arizona Authors 2012 Literary Committee Selects CL Gillmore as a Finalist


Arizona Authors Association selects Gillmore as Finalist

Congratulations to C.L. Gillmore! Her entry entitled “Beautiful Bell-Bottomed Boy,”  is a finalist in the Arizona Authors 2012 Literary Contest. Exact places will be announced and awards presented at the banquet on November 3, 2012. For more information on the Arizona Authors Association visit their website here.

Beautiful Bell Bottomed Boy

Beautiful Bell Bottomed Boy



Beautiful Bell-Bottomed Boy

Shirtless, bronzed, bell-bottomed boy,
Beautiful, young and lean.
Soft, silken coffee-brown hair,
Wind-swept, wild and free.

Graceful, fluid, outstretched arms,
Expressive, gentle hands.
Lovely, curved, sensuous hips,
Legs strong, slender and tan.

Rocked by the gods of music and freedom,
Swaying in rhythmic jubilation.
High on life and love’s sweet passion,
He danced for her in celebration.

One girl alone was hypnotized,
In the midst of a thousand faces.
Her eyes linked to his piercing blue eyes,
And put her own feet in his paces.

Gone are the days of the young summer sultan,
And the girl who watched him with joy.
He dances forever within her heart,
Beautiful bell-bottomed boy.

“Of Roots, Shoes and Rhymes” is a Finalist

My poetry collection “Of Roots, Shoes and Rhymes” is a finalist in the Arizona Authors Association 2011 Literary Contest! Exact places to be announced at a banquet on November 5th. The award will be featured in the 2012 Arizona Literary Magazine Centennial Edition. Thanks to all of you for your support and encouraging words along the way. C.