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A Magical Place

Behind my office door lies a magical place…

A Magical Place

“Behind my office door lies a magical place… filled from floor to ceiling with tangible, nostalgic bits and pieces of days gone by. One-of-a-kind treasures—plucked from auctions, antique and used furniture stores, and garage sales—melded among cherished, family heirlooms.

When I step through the door, it’s as if the walls enfold the memories around me. I’m a naive child again, filled with the wonder of life’s possibilities.

Childhood places hold no limits or boundaries for dreams, fantasies, creativity… or imagination. I can safely meander to distant destinations. Hold fast to whomever I choose. Stay for as long as the enchantment endures.

For as long as my fingers can type… for as long as my heart can sing… for as long as my mind has memories, I write happy endings, and right the unhappy ones.


~ C L Gillmore – Novelist and Poet

The Tangible Somethings and The Intangible Memories
“Bits and Pieces” – A Behind the Scenes Writing Perspective
From Poet and Award-Winning Author, C. L. Gillmore




A Magical Place


Common Bond

All of us have past memories in common we collectively share.

Common Bond

As a writer, I use my creativity and imagination to tap into those common memories

both physical and emotional—

whenever I write a poem, a story, a novel.

~ C L Gillmore



Common Bond

The shadowed streaks of twilight slip silently away
And tuck behind the mountains to mark another day.
Now leaving just the night sounds to whisper and remind
Of magical trips and trusted friends, lost and left behind.

To a time when only dreams had the power to transcend
And bring us together, beyond the unrest, one by one as friends.
Kindred souls, sharing a moment, bound by love and freedom.
Moved by the words and music…we danced to a different drum.

Those days and nights are forever etched deep within my heart.
I see their faces, hear their voices, though so many years apart.
Their love and friendship, counsel and humor, are a part of what I say.
And nudge me now so gently with thoughts I write each day.

I wish I would have realized those many years ago
Our moment was just an instant in the lives we were to know.
I could have brushed a farewell kiss as I gazed into each face.
But one by one, we left not knowing we had shared our last embrace.

~ By C L Gillmore ~

Common Bond

Going Back Online

Excerpts from “Of Roots, Shoes and Rhymes”

By ~ C L Gillmore

Going Back Online

“Why can’t we just go back again to the way it was before?”

Never even realizing he had shut the door once more.

His words of love so easily spoken in passing conversation.

Had touched her heart in a way he would never comprehend.

Oh, when friendship turns to love, it’s never the same again.