David Harris

Gold Star - 4,611 Points (18 June 1945 / Bradfield, England)

Eyes Of Mr D (Part 5) - Poem by David Harris

Mr D took off his glasses,
and raised his white cane.
He struck the dark figure,
hard with the crook of the handle
in the middle of the back.
The dark figure bends backwards
revealing his mask of death.
Quickly he recovered and twisted around.
He went to strike out at Mr D,
who hooked the white cane
around one leg and pulled.
The dark figure with the mask of death
fell upon the ground.
He pulled a blade from his pocket
that glinted under the moonlight.
Mr D used the cane again
to knock the blade from his hand
into the dark waters of the lake.

The sound of sirens and blue lights filled the air.
The figure with the mask of death
tried his best to flee.
Mr D went after him.
He ran onto the wooden bridge.
Mr D caught him there.
They struggled with each other,
one getting the upper hand for a moment,
then the other.
Mr D finally hit him with his fist.
The figure spun and stumbled against the wooden guardrail.
The rail snapped under the sudden weight.
Into the dark waters,
the figure plunged and disappeared below.

Mr D came off the bridge
moments before the police arrived.
It was over now he said to himself.
The pretty woman waited there for him.
She looked, smiled, and held her hand out
to the man who saved her life.
“How did you know? ” she asked.
“My eyes told me it was going to happen.”
He then went on to explain.
When they were allowed to leave,
they left hand in hand.
“I don’t know your name.” She said,
“And here you save my life.”
He smiled. “Are you sure you want to know? ”
She nodded.
“My name is Henry De Ath,
but just call me Henry or Mr D.

On the far side of the lake,
a figure emerged
from the dark waters of the lake.
He crawled up onto the shore,
and then removed the mask of death that he wore.
He waited for a few moments
while he caught his breath,
and then hurried back to his black car.
He gave a quick glance at the blue lights,
on the far shore,
before disappearing
into the swirl of traffic for another day.

The End……………………..or is it?

Comments about Eyes Of Mr D (Part 5) by David Harris

  • (6/10/2007 2:33:00 PM)

    So the hero saves the the day and gets the girl no doubt... Or does he...? 10 (Report) Reply

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  • (6/10/2007 2:12:00 PM)

    BRAVO David! ! ! ! ! ! ! I couldn't have done it better myself! ! ! You did an awesome job...simply awesome. It was very entertaining...provocative...and kept your readers on the edge of their seats! ! My hat is off to you good sir! !
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  • (6/9/2007 9:25:00 AM)

    Well, now I am confused. Who exactly is Mr D? ? There's more to him than meets the eye (pardon the pun) . And the man in the death mask? What is happening? .....I have the feeling that there is more, much more, to come. I'm going to keep my beady eye on your pages, Dave...

    Love, Fran xxx
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  • (6/8/2007 8:03:00 PM)

    Well, call me stupid and now I will be up even later than usual....Like JoAnn said, you have left the dang door wide open since the evil man is not dead but is Henry really blind? ? ? ? Sorry Dave, this is not the end......Come on now, be nice...Excellent write but......you are still teasing us with this....I think it is going from a short story to a novel at this juncture......marci.x0 (Report) Reply

  • (6/8/2007 6:54:00 PM)

    Oh.............you have left the door open for more.......and such a twist at the end....Henry De Ath.....which one should she really be scared of...MMMMmmmm
    So many questions left unsolved here...definitely call for more
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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 8, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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