#ExcerptWeek – Marcia Meara – @marciameara #SummerMagic



Thought maybe I’d sneak in a wee excerpt of my own tonight. A fun poem from Summer Magic, just to make you smile. This little book is divided into two parts, the first being a series of poems based on MacKenzie Cole’s summers spent camping in the Blue Ridge Mountains with his dad. Mac is the handsome hero in my first book, Wake-Robin Ridge, and I really enjoyed creating some poetry to bring his childhood to life. Hope you like this one.



Silent, sleek, deadly,
The predator climbs high, high,
And stretches out full length
On the smooth, sturdy limb,
Well hidden within heavy green foliage.
The wait begins.

Panting slightly as the sun climbs
And dappled light pierces the shade,
Heat rises, but keen eyes miss nothing
And sharp ears catch the first soft footfalls
Of unsuspecting prey, moving quietly
Down a curve of narrow trail.

Patience is everything.
Lie still, still, still!
No slight movement to cause alarm.
Hunger growing, mouth watering at
The smell of food coming ever closer.
Body tenses, ready to leap.

Humans are slow, pitiful creatures.
Lacking panther senses to warn them
Of danger lying overhead.
Teeth bared, growls erupting,
Body drops downward,
Ready for the kill.

With a shout, the man falls,
Hand over his heart.
You got me, you little panther, you!
Don’t eat my fingers!
Don’t eat my toes!
I brought you peanut butter and jelly.

Gotcha good, didn’t I, Dad?
I was patient, like you taught me.
Grabbing a sandwich, he dances away,
Calling over his shoulder,
Race you to the pond now!
After lunch, I want to be a fish.


 Summer Magic is now available on Kindle for just $.99 – Download HERE        


14 thoughts on “#ExcerptWeek – Marcia Meara – @marciameara #SummerMagic

    • Hi, Mae! Glad to see you back again, and glad you liked this glimpse of Mac at ten. I loved writing these poems about him.

      All of the excerpts remain up forever, pretty much. You can go to the home page, and just scroll down through them any time you have a few minutes, and read as you wish. LOTS of stuff going on this time around.

      Hope you had fun on your travels. 🙂

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    • Thank you, Annabelle! I had such fun writing this little book of poetry, especially the first half, which is filled with Mac’s childhood adventures in the mountains. I’ll probably share a couple more over the next few days. Hope you’ll enjoy them. 🙂

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