Fredrick Douglas - Found Poem

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I found myself a slave

It was all new to me



I was left in hell

Saddened by seeing a man so extremely crushed



I was broken in body, soul, and spirit

I was ruined...helpless



I was transformed by weakness

I was only to be enlightened



I found support

I was determined to be used no more



I was at battle with my career as a slave

I understood the pathway from slavery to freedom



I set out with high hope

I finally succeeded

 
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