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Below is the poem entitled Gone which was written by poet Ralph Mason. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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too far gone
the scales never lie
I turned an ear
and carried my babe
where the wind howls
and faces crack

my hair, shorn to the skin
bares no grudge
like me, it bends to the need

I replay our first act
the rub of your dimpled collar
the warmth
yes,  the warmth was comfort
where none was ever found

your gentle mind
abused but
never doubting
became my pillar
my thorny steed

the last beam marked your
the back of your head
bobbing like a fire fly
then darkness

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  1. Date: 1/16/2013 1:28:00 PM
    The use of the firefly worked so well in the end. Your images were great as well. Enjoyed !!

  1. Date: 12/28/2012 4:25:00 PM
    Ralph, an impressive image... always~pd

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 12:35:00 PM
    Beautifully expressed! Thanks for stopping by. :) Tanya

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 11:27:00 AM
    Hi Ralph, Thanks for the nice comment on my poem "coffee with Jesus". I have just read several of your poems, excellent, love your style. Lynn Hanna Barany

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 9:17:00 AM
    I want to thank you for all the nice poem you have shared with me in the year 2012, and that you have taken the time to read my poems. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 2:48:00 PM
    Reading this poem brings to mind the Vikings of old. Great expressive piece you have penned.

  1. Date: 12/20/2012 6:19:00 PM
    oh my, sara is right . How very expressive this is. you did a great poem.

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 6:14:00 PM
    Very expressive and descriptive work..Enjoyed reading this eve..Thanks for stopping by and taking time to read and comment on my work..Your time spent there was appreciated..Sara

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 1:24:00 PM
    Ralph, here you have a very good poem! - Hope Christmas will be blessed time for you and your family. - / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 10:29:00 AM
    this is wonderful Ralph, so inspiring...